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Do Results of Surveillance Cultures Impact the Choice of Empirical Antibiotics Among Patients with Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infections?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 September 2015


Rossana Rosa
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
Jose Castro
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Rachel Latibeaudiere
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
Nicholas Namias
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
L. Silvia Munoz-Price
Affiliation:
Institute for Health and Society and Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Abstract

We aimed to determine whether the results of surveillance cultures were associated with use of appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy among patients with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections. We found that surveillance status was not associated with appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy (P=.36). There were significant delays to concordant therapy among surveillance-positive patients (P=.03).

Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2015;36(12):1455–1457


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