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Gram-negative bacteraemia; a multi-centre prospective evaluation of empiric antibiotic therapy and outcome in English acute hospitals.

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Increasing antibiotic resistance makes choosing antibiotics for suspected Gram-negative infection challenging. This study set out to identify key determinants of mortality among patients with Gram-negative bacteraemia, focusing particularly on the importance of appropriate empiric antibiotic treatment. We conducted a prospective observational study of 679 unselected adults with Gram-negative bacteraemia at ten acute English hospitals between October 2013 and March 2014. Appropriate empiric an...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.034

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Fizpatrick, JM More by this author
Edgeworth, JD More by this author
Jenkins, N More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Microbiology and Infection Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
244-251
Publication date:
2015-11-11
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EISSN:
1469-0691
ISSN:
1198-743X
URN:
uuid:52b2b24d-55d5-45b7-9c28-bcd7b07df2df
Source identifiers:
581197
Local pid:
pubs:581197

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