Different impact of the appropriateness of empirical antibiotics for bacteremia among younger adults and the elderly in the ED.

@article{Lee2013DifferentIO,
  title={Different impact of the appropriateness of empirical antibiotics for bacteremia among younger adults and the elderly in the ED.},
  author={Ching-Chih Lee and Chia-Ming Chang and Ming-Yuan Hong and Hsiang-Chin Hsu and Wen-Chien Ko},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={282-90}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the clinical impact of age on bacteremia among adults visiting the emergency department (ED). METHODS Bacteremic adults visiting the ED from January 2008 to December 2008 were identified retrospectively. Demographic characteristics, severity, bacteremic pathogens with in vitro susceptibility, antimicrobial agents, and outcomes determined from chart records were analyzed as a case-control study. RESULTS Of 518 eligible bacteremic adults, 288 (55.6%) elderly patients… CONTINUE READING

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