Clinical implications of nosocomial gram-positive bacteremia and superimposed antimicrobial resistance.

@article{Linden1998ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of nosocomial gram-positive bacteremia and superimposed antimicrobial resistance.},
  author={Peter K. Linden},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={104 5A},
  pages={24S-33S}
}
The coexistence of a pathogen population with an ever-increasing resistance to many antibiotics and a patient population characterized by increasingly complex clinical problems has contributed to an increase in the bloodstream infections associated with gram-positive bacteria. This serious therapeutic challenge has already been associated with an increase in infection-related morbidity and mortality, a prolongation of hospital stays, and an escalation of healthcare costs. Vancomycin resistance… CONTINUE READING
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