Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of multidrug-resistant, Gram-negative bloodstream infections in a European tertiary pediatric hospital during a 12-month period

Laura Folgori, Susanna Livadiotti, Michaela Carletti, Julia Bielicki, Giuseppe Pontrelli, Marta Luisa Ciofi Degli Atti, Chiara Bertaina, Barbara Lucignano, Stefania Ranno, Edoardo Carretto, Maurizio Muraca, Mike Sharland, Paola Bernaschi

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Abstract

Background: Bloodstream infections caused by multidrug-resistant, Gram-negative (MDRGN) bacteria represent a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate empiric treatment are the most important determinants of patient outcome. The objective of our study was to assess the epidemiology and clinical outcome of MDRGN sepsis in a tertiary-care pediatric hospital during a 12-month period. Methods: It was a retrospective, observational study of MDRGN bacteremia including all patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-932
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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