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Factors Associated with Recovery of Acinetobacter baumannii in a Combat Support Hospital

  • Matthew E. Griffith (a1), Russell S. Gonzalez (a1), John B. Holcomb (a2), Duane R. Hospenthal (a3), Glenn W. Wortmann (a4) and Clinton K. Murray (a3)...


A retrospective review of hospital records for Acinetobacter baumannii infection at a US Army combat support hospital revealed a monthly infection rate ranging from 20.5 to 0 cases per 1,000 patients admitted. The rate correlated with the mean census of host-nation patients in the intensive care unit, the mean census of host-nation patients on the wards, and length of stay in the intensive care unit.


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Infectious Disease Service (MCHE-MDI), Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 (


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