Treatment of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) with intravenous colistin: a comparison with imipenem-susceptible VAP.

@article{GarnachoMontero2003TreatmentOM,
  title={Treatment of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) with intravenous colistin: a comparison with imipenem-susceptible VAP.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Garnacho-Montero and Carlos Ort{\'i}z-Leyba and Francisco J Jimenez-Jimenez and Ana Barrero-Almodovar and Jos{\'e} Luis Garc{\'i}a-Garmendia and M Bernabeu-WittelI and S L Gallego-Lara and Juan Madrazo-Osuna},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1111-8}
}
We prospectively evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of intravenously administered colistin in 35 episodes of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Microbiological diagnosis was performed with use of quantitative culture. In 21 patients, the episodes were caused by a strain susceptible exclusively to colistin (the CO group) and were all treated with this antimicrobial intravenously. In 14 patients, the episodes were caused by strains that… CONTINUE READING

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