Impact of antibiotic changes in empirical therapy on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care unit-acquired infections.

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We conducted a one-year prospective study on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance patterns in an 18-bed medical-surgical ICU of a tertiary-care university hospital. We divided the study into two six-month periods in order to evaluate the impact of antibiotic changes in empirical therapy on antimicrobial resistance… (More)

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@article{Allegranzi2002ImpactOA, title={Impact of antibiotic changes in empirical therapy on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care unit-acquired infections.}, author={Benedetta Allegranzi and Roberto Luzzati and Aldo Luzzani and Federico Girardini and Luciano Antozzi and Roberto Raiteri and Gianni Di Perri and Ercole Concia}, journal={The Journal of hospital infection}, year={2002}, volume={52 2}, pages={136-40} }