Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Underwood

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Honorary Clinical Research Fellow



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Winston Churchill WingSt Mary's Campus






BibTex format

author = {Underwood, J and Klein, JL and Newsholme, W},
doi = {10.1016/j.jhin.2011.07.005},
journal = {Journal of Hospital Infection},
pages = {364--365},
title = {Escherichia coli bacteraemia: how preventable is it?},
url = {},
volume = {79},
year = {2011}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Summary Mandatory bacteraemia reporting was extended to include Escherichia coli from June 2011. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the success seen in reducing meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection rates could be duplicated with E. coli. All cases of E. coli bacteraemia occurring at our Trust in 2010 were reviewed. There were 216 episodes of E. coli bacteraemia, of which 63% were community-acquired. Only 19% had a potentially preventable cause identified, the majority (71%) of whom had urinary catheter-associated bacteraemia. These data must be kept in mind should targets to reduce E. coli bacteraemia be set in the future.
AU - Underwood,J
AU - Klein,JL
AU - Newsholme,W
DO - 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.07.005
EP - 365
PY - 2011///
SN - 0195-6701
SP - 364
TI - Escherichia coli bacteraemia: how preventable is it?
T2 - Journal of Hospital Infection
UR -
UR -
VL - 79
ER -