Predictors of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae acquisition among hospitalized adults and effect of acquisition on mortality.

@article{Schwaber2008PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae acquisition among hospitalized adults and effect of acquisition on mortality.},
  author={Mitchell James Schwaber and Shiri Klarfeld-Lidji and Shiri Navon-Venezia and David F. Schwartz and Azita Leavitt and Yehuda Carmeli},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={1028-33}
}
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is an emerging nosocomial pathogen. Little is known about its risk factors or mortality. We performed a case-case-control study to assess the risks for CRKP isolation and a retrospective cohort study to assess mortality in three groups of hospitalized adults: (i) patients from whom CRKP was isolated, (ii) patients from whom carbapenem-susceptible Klebsiella spp. (CSKS) were isolated, and (iii) controls from whom no Klebsiella spp. were isolated… CONTINUE READING
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