Attributable mortality of bacteremia associated with the Bacteroides fragilis group.

@article{Redondo1995AttributableMO,
  title={Attributable mortality of bacteremia associated with the Bacteroides fragilis group.},
  author={Manuel Redondo and Mercedes Arbo and J Grindlinger and David R. Snydman},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1492-6}
}
Uncontrolled studies have suggested that Bacteroides fragilis group bacteremia has an attributable mortality rate between 13% and 33%. To determine the true attributable mortality rate and the mortality risk ratio associated with bacteremia due to the B. fragilis group, we conducted a matched-pair study in which cases were matched to controls for age, gender, year of admission, principal discharge diagnosis, and types of major surgery by an investigator blinded to survival status. Cases and… CONTINUE READING

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