Antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative organisms in the intensive care unit.

@article{Clark2003AntimicrobialRA,
  title={Antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative organisms in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Nina M Clark and Jan E. Patterson and Joseph Pedulla Lynch},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          413-23
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We review the hospital-acquired gram-negative organisms commonly encountered among patients in the intensive care unit and discuss pertinent surveillance data, resistance mechanisms and patterns, and optimal treatment regimens for these pathogens. RECENT FINDINGS There has been a notable increase in antibiotic resistance among gram-negative intensive care unit pathogens. Data from surveillance programs such as National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, Intensive… CONTINUE READING
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