Delay of active antimicrobial therapy and mortality among patients with bacteremia: impact of severe neutropenia.

@article{Lin2008DelayOA,
  title={Delay of active antimicrobial therapy and mortality among patients with bacteremia: impact of severe neutropenia.},
  author={Michael Y. Lin and Robert A. Weinstein and Bala Hota},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={3188-94}
}
Increasing bacterial antimicrobial resistance has prompted physicians to choose broad-spectrum antimicrobials in order to reduce the likelihood of inactive empirical therapy. However, for bacteremic patients already receiving supportive care, it is unclear whether delay of active antimicrobial therapy significantly impacts patient outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with monomicrobial bloodstream infections at a large urban hospital in the United States from 2001 to… CONTINUE READING

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