Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: factors correlated with clinical and microbiologic outcomes.

@article{Nguyen2010CarbapenemresistantKP,
  title={Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: factors correlated with clinical and microbiologic outcomes.},
  author={May H Nguyen and Gregory A. Eschenauer and Monique K Bryan and Kelly O'Neil and E. Yoko Furuya and Phyllis A. Della-Latta and Christine J. Kubin},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={180-4}
}
We undertook a retrospective cohort study describing general outcomes and specific factors associated with positive outcomes in bacteremia due to carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). Forty-eight patients were included, of which 42% died at 30 days. Forty-two percent of patients were in septic shock at the time of the first positive blood culture, and 42% were recipients of solid organ transplants. Lack of microbiologic eradication at 7 days was independently associated with 30-day… CONTINUE READING

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