The influence of inadequate antimicrobial treatment of bloodstream infections on patient outcomes in the ICU setting.

@article{Ibrahim2000TheIO,
  title={The influence of inadequate antimicrobial treatment of bloodstream infections on patient outcomes in the ICU setting.},
  author={Emad H Ibrahim and Gilad Sherman and Suzannah Ward and Victoria J. Fraser and Marin H Kollef},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2000},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={146-55}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between the adequacy of antimicrobial treatment for bloodstream infections and clinical outcomes among patients requiring ICU admission. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A medical ICU (19 beds) and a surgical ICU (18 beds) from a university-affiliated urban teaching hospital. PATIENTS Between July 1997 and July 1999, 492 patients were prospectively evaluated. INTERVENTION Prospective patient surveillance and data collection. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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