Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibilities of bacteria isolated from blood cultures of hospitalized patients in the United States in 2002

@article{Karlowsky2004PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibilities of bacteria isolated from blood cultures of hospitalized patients in the United States in 2002},
  author={James A Karlowsky and Mark Edmondson Jones and Deborah C. Draghi and Clyde Thornsberry and Daniel F. Sahm and Gregory A. Volturo},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
Bloodstream infections are associated with significant patient morbidity and mortality. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns should guide the choice of empiric antimicrobial regimens for patients with bacteremia. From January to December of 2002, 82,569 bacterial blood culture isolates were reported to The Surveillance Network (TSN) Database-USA by 268 laboratories. Susceptibility to relevant antibiotic compounds was analyzed using National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards… CONTINUE READING