Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalised patients with diabetes: culture isolates and risk factors associated with mortality, length of stay and cost

@article{Lipsky2010SkinAS,
  title={Skin and soft tissue infections in hospitalised patients with diabetes: culture isolates and risk factors associated with mortality, length of stay and cost},
  author={Benjamin A Lipsky and Y. Tabak and R. S. Johannes and L. Vo and L. Hyde and J. Weigelt},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={914-923}
}
  • Benjamin A Lipsky, Y. Tabak, +3 authors J. Weigelt
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Diabetologia
  • Aims/hypothesisSkin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) cause substantial morbidity in persons with diabetes. There are few data on pathogens or risk factors associated with important outcomes in diabetic patients hospitalised with SSTIs.MethodsUsing a clinical research database from CareFusion, we identified 3,030 hospitalised diabetic patients with positive culture isolates and a diagnosis of SSTI in 97 US hospitals between 2003 and 2007. We classified the culture isolates and analysed their… CONTINUE READING

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