High incidence of bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacilli in patients with pulmonary hypertension receiving intravenous treprostinil.

@article{LpezMedrano2012HighIO,
  title={High incidence of bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacilli in patients with pulmonary hypertension receiving intravenous treprostinil.},
  author={Francisco L{\'o}pez-Medrano and Mario Fern{\'a}ndez-Ruiz and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Ruiz-Cano and Elvira Barrios and Mar{\'i}a Vicente-Hern{\'a}ndez and Jose Aguado and Pilar Escribano},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={443-7}
}
INTRODUCTION An excessive risk for bacteremia has recently been reported in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treated with intravenous treprostinil. We aimed to assess this association in a cohort of patients from a Spanish referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study that included 55 patients diagnosed with PAH who received a continuous intravenous infusion of a prostanoid (epoprostenol or treprostinil) for ≥1month at our center between… CONTINUE READING

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