Isolated pathogens and clinical outcomes of adult bacteremia in the emergency department: a retrospective study in a tertiary Referral Center.

@article{Kao2011IsolatedPA,
  title={Isolated pathogens and clinical outcomes of adult bacteremia in the emergency department: a retrospective study in a tertiary Referral Center.},
  author={Chih-hsiang Kao and Yau-Chang Kuo and Chih-Chung Chen and Yun-Te Chang and Y L Chen and Shue-ren Wann and Yung-Ching Liu},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2011},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={215-21}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately two-thirds of the patients with severe sepsis or septic shock are first encountered in the emergency departments (EDs) of western countries, in which bacteremia is present in about 50% of patients with severe sepsis. The situation of bacteremia presenting to the EDs in Taiwan is not well documented. The objective of this study was to examine the epidemiology and microbiology of bacteremia in adult patients who visited the ED of a medical center in southern Taiwan… CONTINUE READING
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