Do results of surveillance cultures impact the choice of empirical antibiotics among patients with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections?

Rossana Rosa, Jose G Castro, Rachel Latibeaudiere, Nicholas Namias, Luisa Munoz-Price

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1455-1457
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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