Bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients: distribution and antibiotic resistance of bacteria

@inproceedings{Russotto2015BloodstreamII,
  title={Bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients: distribution and antibiotic resistance of bacteria},
  author={Vincenzo Russotto and Andrea Cortegiani and Giorgio Maria Paolo Graziano and Laura Saporito and Santi Maurizio Raineri and Caterina Mammina and Antonino Giarratano},
  booktitle={Infection and drug resistance},
  year={2015}
}
Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are among the leading infections in critically ill patients. The case-fatality rate associated with BSIs in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) reaches 35%-50%. The emergence and diffusion of bacteria with resistance to antibiotics is a global health problem. Multidrug-resistant bacteria were detected in 50.7% of patients with BSIs in a recently published international observational study, with methicillin resistance detected in 48% of Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING

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