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The number of nosocomial infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii has increased in recent years. During a 12-month study, there were 1.8 episodes of A. Baumannii bacteremia per 1,000 adults admitted to a hospital in Seville, Spain. Seventy-nine patients were included in the study. A. baumannii bacteremia occurred after a mean (+/- SD) hospitalization of(More)
Sixteen amikacin-resistant clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from nine different hospitals in Spain were investigated to determine whether the high incidence of amikacin-resistant A. baumannii was due to the dissemination of an amikacin-resistant strain or to the spread of an amikacin resistance gene. The epidemiological relationship studied by(More)
The clinical features and the outcomes of eight cases of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis treated with ampicillin/sulbactam are reported. All the patients had fever, neck stiffness or meningeal signs, and a low consciousness level, and in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pleocytosis, a low glucose level, and an elevated protein level were(More)
The mortality rate of patients with cases of enterococcal bacteremia is high, although it has often been related to the patients' underlying conditions rather than to the infection itself. To analyze the attributable prognosis of enterococcal bacteremia (assessed by its attributable mortality rate and duration of hospital stay), a prospective, matched(More)
To determine the risk factors involved in the development of enterococcal bacteremia, a prospective, observational, case-control study was carried out over 18 months. All episodes of enterococcal bacteremia with clinical significance detected in adults were included. A control matched by sex, age and hospitalization ward (medical, surgical or intensive care(More)
A case of Leuconostoc cremoris bacteremia in a patient with burn wounds over 45% of the body surface is presented. Leuconostoc bacteremia has not previously been reported in burn patients. The predisposing factors in this case were severe burn wounds resulting in immunocompromise, presence of both intravenous and enteral feeding catheters, several surgical(More)
Using a repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR (REP-PCR), we genotypically characterized strains causing nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii infections and analyzed the source of bacteremia in 67 patients from an institution in which infections by this bacterium were endemic. Six different genotypes were found, including 21, 27, 3, 9, 3, and 4 strains. The(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated (HCA) bloodstream infections (BSI) have been associated with worse outcomes, in terms of higher frequencies of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and inappropriate therapy than strict community-acquired (CA) BSI. Recent changes in the epidemiology of community (CO)-BSI and treatment protocols may have modified this(More)