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Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014


Persistence and Complex Evolution of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Clone

Debby Ben-DavidComments to Author , Mitchell J. Schwaber, Amos Adler, Samira Masarwa, Rotem Edgar, Shiri Navon-Venezia, David Schwartz, Nurith Porat, Tali Kotlovsky, Nikolay Polivkin, Irina Weinberg, Avraham Lazary, Nissim Ohana, and Ron Dagan
Author affiliations: National Center for Infection Control, Tel Aviv, Israel (D. Ben-David, M.J. Schwaber, A. Adler, S. Masarwa, R. Edgar, S. Navon-Venezia); Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv (D. Schwartz, N. Porat, T. Kotlovsky, R. Dagan); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (N. Porat, R. Dagan); Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv (N. Polivkin, I. Weinberg, A. Lazary, N. Ohana)

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Table 2

Trends in the incidence of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in a post–acute care facility, Israel, 2006–2011

Period Trend coefficient (SE) p value
Preintervention –0.1021 (0.0348) 0.0065
First intervention –0.4675 (0.1969) 0.0208
Second intervention 0.5489 (0.2071) 0.0102

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