Acinetobacter bacteraemia in a teaching hospital, 1989-1998.

  title={Acinetobacter bacteraemia in a teaching hospital, 1989-1998.},
  author={C Blasco Valero and J D. Garc{\'i}a Palomo and Pedro Matorras and Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez-Mazarrasa and Carlos Manuel Gonz{\'a}lez Fern{\'a}ndez and Mar{\'i}a del Carmen Fari{\~n}as},
  journal={European journal of internal medicine},
  volume={12 5},
Background: The mortality rate from bacteraemia is one of the highest among infections in hospitals, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU). Recently, an increase in nosocomial bacteraemia caused by gram-negative resistant pathogens has been observed. In this work we review the clinical and laboratory findings of adult patients with Acinetobacter bacteraemia in order to identify risk factors associated with mortality. Methods: A retrospective review of the medical records of patients with… CONTINUE READING