Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative bloodstream infections in a European tertiary pediatric hospital during a 12-month period.

@article{Folgori2014EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative bloodstream infections in a European tertiary pediatric hospital during a 12-month period.},
  author={Laura Folgori and Susanna Livadiotti and Michaela Carletti and Julia A Bielicki and Giuseppe Pontrelli and Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti and Chiara Bertaina and Barbara Lucignano and Stefania Ranno and Edoardo Carretto and Maurizio Muraca and Mike Sharland and Paola Bernaschi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={929-32}
}
BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections caused by multidrug-resistant, Gram-negative (MDRGN) bacteria represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate empiric treatment are the most important determinants of patient outcome. The objective of our study was to assess the epidemiology and clinical outcome of MDRGN sepsis in a tertiary-care pediatric hospital during a 12-month period. METHODS It was a retrospective, observational study of MDRGN bacteremia… CONTINUE READING

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