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Duration of exposure to multiple antibiotics is associated with increased risk of VRE bacteraemia: a nested case-control study

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Background

VRE bacteraemia has a high mortality and continues to defy control. Antibiotic risk factors for VRE bacteraemia have not been adequately defined. We aimed to determine the risk factors for VRE bacteraemia focusing on duration of antibiotic exposure.

Methods

A retrospective matched nested case-control study was conducted amongst hospitalized patients at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2012. Cas...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/jac/dky075

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Public Health England More from this funder
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Journal website
Volume:
73
Issue:
6
Pages:
1692–1699
Publication date:
2018-03-13
Acceptance date:
2018-02-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
Pubs id:
pubs:830337
URN:
uri:ec4903d0-02f5-49f8-a871-580e76acc8d2
UUID:
uuid:ec4903d0-02f5-49f8-a871-580e76acc8d2
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pubs:830337
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English
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