The influence of inadequate empirical antimicrobial treatment on patients with bloodstream infections in an intensive care unit.

@article{Zaragoza2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of inadequate empirical antimicrobial treatment on patients with bloodstream infections in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Rafael Zaragoza and Arturo Artero and Juan Jos{\'e} Camarena and Susana Sancho and Rosa Gonz{\'a}lez and Jos{\'e} Miguel Caeiro Nogueira},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={412-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence of inadequate antimicrobial therapy among critically ill patients with bacteremia and the factors associated with it, to identify the microorganisms that received inadequate antimicrobial treatment, and to determine the relationship between inadequate treatment and patients outcome. METHODS From June 1995 to January 1999 we collected data on all clinically significant ICU-bacteremias in our teaching hospital. Clinical and microbiological characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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