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Nosocomial Infections With Ceftazidime-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Risk Factors and Outcome

  • Sai-Cheong Lee (a1), Chang-Phone Fung (a2), Peter Yuk-Fong Liu (a3), Tzu-Chien Wang (a4), Lai-Chu See (a5), Ning Lee (a6), Shu-Chu Chen (a1) and Wen-Bin Shieh (a1)...

Abstract

Prospective studies were conducted for nosocomial Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections from February 1, 1994, to October 30,1995. Of 97 P aeruginosa isolates from 97 patients, 35 were resistant to ceftazidime. Logistic regression revealed previous cephalosporin or piperacillin use as independent risk factors for nosocomial ceftazidime-resistant P aeruginosa infection. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis revealed that four nosocomial ceftazidime-resistant P aeruginosa infections were caused by cross-infection, probably through medical personnel.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 222 Mai Chin Rd, Keelung, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Nosocomial Infections With Ceftazidime-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Risk Factors and Outcome

  • Sai-Cheong Lee (a1), Chang-Phone Fung (a2), Peter Yuk-Fong Liu (a3), Tzu-Chien Wang (a4), Lai-Chu See (a5), Ning Lee (a6), Shu-Chu Chen (a1) and Wen-Bin Shieh (a1)...

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