Incidence and susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria vary between intensive care units within a single hospital: implications for empiric antibiotic strategies.

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether the incidence of recovery and patterns of antibiotic susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria vary between intensive care units (ICUs) in a single teaching hospital. METHODS Culture and susceptibility results were collected prospectively for a 3-month period (April through June 1999) in each of… (More)

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@article{Namias2000IncidenceAS, title={Incidence and susceptibility of pathogenic bacteria vary between intensive care units within a single hospital: implications for empiric antibiotic strategies.}, author={Nicholas Namias and Laila Samiian and Daisuke Nino and Elham Khalilzadeh Shirazi and Kathleen O'Neill and D H Kett and E. Ginzburg and Mark McKenney and Danny Sleeman and Stephen M. Cohn}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2000}, volume={49 4}, pages={638-45; discussion 645-6} }