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Epidemiology of Hospital-Acquired Urinary Tract–Related Bloodstream Infection at a University Hospital

  • Robert Chang (a1) (a2), M. Todd Greene (a1) (a2), Carol E. Chenoweth (a3) (a4), Latoya Kuhn (a2), Emily Shuman (a3), Mary A. M. Rogers (a1) (a2) and Sanjay Saint (a1) (a2) (a5)...

Abstract

Little is known about the epidemiology of nosocomial urinary tract-related bloodstream infection. In a case series from an academic medical center, Enterococcus (28.7%) and Candida (19.6%) species were the predominant microorganisms, which suggests a potential shift from gram-negative microorganisms. A case-fatality rate of 32.8% highlights the severity of this condition.

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University of Michigan Health System, 3116 Taubman Center, Box 0276, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (robchang@med.umich.edu)

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