Impact of early appropriate antimicrobial therapy on survival in Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections.

@article{Erbay2009ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of early appropriate antimicrobial therapy on survival in Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections.},
  author={Ayse Mecit Erbay and Aysun Idil and Mustafa G{\"o}khan G{\"o}zel and I Erhan Mumcuoğlu and Neriman Balaban},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={575-9}
}
The impact of appropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy for Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia on patient outcomes has not been clearly established. We assessed predictors of 30-day mortality and the effect of inappropriate empirical antimicrobial treatment on mortality among patients with A. baumannii bacteraemia between July 2005 and June 2008. Initial empirical antimicrobial therapy was considered to be appropriate if the initial antibiotics that were administered within 48 h after the… CONTINUE READING

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