Incidence of bloodstream infections: a nationwide surveillance of acute care hospitals in Switzerland 2008-2014.

Buetti, Niccolò Ivo Marco-Aurelio; Atkinson, Andrew; Marschall, Jonas; Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar (2017). Incidence of bloodstream infections: a nationwide surveillance of acute care hospitals in Switzerland 2008-2014. BMJ open, 7(3), e013665. BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013665

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BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections are often associated with significant mortality and morbidity. We aimed to investigate changes in the epidemiology of bloodstream infections in Switzerland between 2008 and 2014. METHODS Data on bloodstream infections were obtained from the Swiss antibiotic resistance surveillance system (ANRESIS). RESULTS The incidence of bloodstream infections increased throughout the study period, especially among elderly patients and those receiving care in emergency departments and university hospitals. Escherichia coli was the predominant pathogen, with Enterococci exhibiting the most prominent increase over the study period. CONCLUSIONS The described trends may impact morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs associated with bloodstream infections.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Buetti, Niccolò Ivo Marco-Aurelio; Atkinson, Andrew; Marschall, Jonas and Kronenberg, Andreas Oskar

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2044-6055

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2017 15:28

Last Modified:

11 Aug 2017 15:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013665

PubMed ID:

28325858

Uncontrolled Keywords:

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98262

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98262

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