Nosocomial candidemia at a general hospital: prognostic factors and impact of early empiric treatment on outcome (2002-2005).

@article{Gmez2010NosocomialCA,
  title={Nosocomial candidemia at a general hospital: prognostic factors and impact of early empiric treatment on outcome (2002-2005).},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n G{\'o}mez and Elisa Garc{\'i}a-V{\'a}zquez and Cristina Espinosa and Joaqu{\'i}n Ruiz and Manuel Canteras and Alicia Hern{\'a}ndez-Torres and V{\'i}ctor Ba{\~n}os and Jos{\'e} Antonio Egido Herrero and Mariano Vald{\'e}s},
  journal={Medicina clinica},
  year={2010},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate epidemiological and clinical prognosis factors related to mortality and impact of early empiric treatment on patients with nosocomial candidemia (NC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Observational study of a cohort of 107 adult patients with NC admitted at a tertiary hospital (2002-5). RESULTS In bivariate analysis, risk factors significantly associated with mortality rate (49.5%) were: age >65 years, previous steroid treatment, solid organ transplant, acute severity of illness… CONTINUE READING

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