|Title||Real-world implementation and impact of a rapid carbapenemase detection test in an area endemic for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Trzebucki AM, Westblade LF, Loo A, Mazur S, Jenkins SG, Calfee DP, Satlin MJ, Simon MS|
|Journal||Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol|
|Date Published||2021 Feb 15|
A retrospective study was conducted to describe the impact of a molecular assay to detect the most common carbapenemase genes in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales isolates recovered in culture. Carbapenemases were detected in 69% of isolates, and assay results guided treatment modifications or epidemiologic investigation in 20% and 4% of cases, respectively.
|Alternate Journal||Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol|
Lars Westblade, Ph.D.