We determined the prevalence and spread of antibiotic resistance and the characteristics of ESBL producing and/or multi drug resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates collected from urine samples from urology services in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, the border region of the Netherlands (n = 176), Belgium (n = 126) and Germay (n = 119). Significant differences in resistance between the three regions were observed. Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid resistance ranged from 24% in the Netherlands to 39% in Belgium (p = 0.018), from 20% to 40% (p(pwarranted.
van der Donk, C. F. M., van de Bovenkamp, J. H. B., De Brauwer, E. I. G. B., de Mol, P., Feldhoff, K. H., Kalka-Moll, W. M., Nys, S., Thoelen, I., Trienekens, T. A. M., & Stobberingh, E. E. (2012). Antimicrobial Resistance and Spread of Multi Drug Resistant Escherichia coli Isolates Collected from Nine Urology Services in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine. PLOS ONE, 7(10), [e47707]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047707