Impact of changing pathogens and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in the treatment of serious infections in hospitalized patients.

@article{Jones1996ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of changing pathogens and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in the treatment of serious infections in hospitalized patients.},
  author={Ronald N. Jones},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={100 6A},
  pages={3S-12S}
}
The selection of drug-resistant pathogens in hospitalized patients with serious infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTI), skin and skin-structure infections, and primary or secondary bacteremia has generally been ascribed to the widespread use of antimicrobial agents. Issues of concern regarding gram-negative bacilli include the expression of extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonias and constitutive resistance in some… CONTINUE READING
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