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Meta-analysis of proportion estimates of Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in East Africa hospitals

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2016
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Title
Meta-analysis of proportion estimates of Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in East Africa hospitals
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0117-4
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Tolbert Sonda, Happiness Kumburu, Marco van Zwetselaar, Michael Alifrangis, Ole Lund, Gibson Kibiki, Frank M. Aarestrup

Abstract

A high proportion of Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae is causing common infections in all regions of the world. The burden of antibiotic resistance due to ESBL in East Africa is large but information is scarce and thus it is unclear how big the problem really is. To gain insight into the magnitude and molecular epidemiology of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in East Africa a literature search was performed in PubMed on 31 July 2015 to retrieve articles with relevant information on ESBL. Meta-analysis was performed to determine overall proportion estimate of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae. A total of 4076 bacterial isolates were included in the analysis. The overall pooled proportion of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae among included surveys done in East African hospitals was found to be 0.42 (95 % CI: 0.34-0.50). Heterogeneity (I(2)) between countries' proportions in ESBL was significantly high (96.95 % and p < 0.001). The frequently detected genes encoding ESBL were CTX-M, TEM, SHV and OXA while the most infrequent reported genes were KPC and NDM. The available studies show a very wide variation in resistance due to ESBL between countries. This highlights a need for active surveillance systems which can help understand the actual epidemiology of ESBL, aid in formulating national or regional guidelines for proper screening of ESBL, and support developing standardized approaches for managing patients colonized with ESBL.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mozambique 1 <1%
Unknown 122 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Student > Master 18 15%
Researcher 11 9%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 34 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 23 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 5%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 39 32%

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