Emergence of highly antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to duration of empirical antipseudomonal antibiotic treatment.

OBJECTIVE This study examines antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in hospitalized patients in relation to prior empirical antibiotic therapy. DESIGN Two retrospective case analyses comparing patients who manifested P aeruginosa with differing patterns of antibiotic resistance. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Patients acquiring P aeruginosa in a… CONTINUE READING