Recent increase in enterococci, viridans streptococci, Pseudomonas spp. and multiresistant strains among haematological patients, with a negative impact on outcome. Results of a 3-year surveillance study at a single institution.

@article{Cattaneo2010RecentII,
  title={Recent increase in enterococci, viridans streptococci, Pseudomonas spp. and multiresistant strains among haematological patients, with a negative impact on outcome. Results of a 3-year surveillance study at a single institution.},
  author={C Cattaneo and Salvatore Casari and Francesca Bracchi and L Federico Signorini and Giuseppe Ravizzola and Erika Borlenghi and Alessandro Re and Nino Manca and Giampiero Carosi and Giuseppe Rossi},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={324-32}
}
We prospectively analysed the microbiological isolates of all febrile/infectious episodes occurring at our haematology unit during 2 consecutive 18-month periods. Microbiologically documented infections (MDI) and antibiotic resistance were correlated with type and status of haematological disease, neutropenia, levofloxacin prophylaxis, central venous catheter and clinical outcome. Three hundred and ten MDI were observed and 369 pathogens were isolated. Gram-negative bacteria represented 49.3… CONTINUE READING