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A retrospective, observational cohort study was conducted to describe the incidence, clinical and microbiological findings and to evaluate risk factors for treatment failure associated with prosthetic joint infections (PJIs). We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients undergoing total knee or total hip prosthesis implantation in our(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-related infections (CRI) cause significant morbidity and mortality in cancer patients, particularly during episodes of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. This study was performed to evaluate clinical features and outcomes of CRI in neutropenic cancer patients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed clinical characteristics and outcome of(More)
(Received 11 January 2010; accepted 11 January 2010) Dear Sir, On the basis of antimicrobial susceptibility data and small case series, cefepime appears to be a therapeutic option for infections caused by Enterobacter species [1]. In addition, cefepime has been recommended as an empirical regimen for patients with febrile neutropenia [2]. However, clinical(More)
Bacteremia is an important clinical condition in febrile neutropenia that can cause clinical failure of antimicrobial therapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical factors predictive of bacteremia in low-risk febrile neutropenia at initial patient evaluation. We performed a retrospective cohort study in a university hospital in Seoul,(More)
BACKGROUND Tigecycline has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity and is approved for complicated intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin and soft tissue infections, and community-acquired pneumonia. There are few data on clinical experience of tigecycline in hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and Acinetobacter spp. infection. METHODS A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of initial C-reactive protein (CRP) as a predictor of clinical outcome and to investigate whether follow-up CRP measurement is useful for the prediction of the clinical outcome of bloodstream infections in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), whose CRP production in response to infection may(More)
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