A case-control study to identify predictors of 14-day mortality following carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia.

@article{Nutman2014ACS,
  title={A case-control study to identify predictors of 14-day mortality following carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia.},
  author={Amir Nutman and Rivka Glick and Elizabeth Temkin and Moshe B Hoshen and Ross G Edgar and Tanja Braun and Yehuda Carmeli},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={O1028-34}
}
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) is an increasingly common nosocomial pathogen. We sought to identify clinical and microbiological predictors of 14-day mortality among patients with CRAB bacteraemia. This case-control study included all adult patients in one Israeli hospital with CRAB on blood culture between July 2008 and June 2011. Cases were defined as patients who died within 14 days of bacteraemia onset and controls as patients who survived over 14 days. Sequence-typing… CONTINUE READING
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