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sepsis, antibióticos

G Nicoletti, G Schito, G Fadda, S Boros, D Nicolosi, A Marchese, T Spanu, A Pantosti, M Monaco, G Rezza, A Cassone, E Garaci et al.
The most frequent agents of severe bacterial infections and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns were determined in patients admitted to 45 Italian hospitals over the years 2002-2003. The most common diagnoses were: sepsis (33.8%), pneumonia (9.4%), intravascular catheter-associated infections (9.3%) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (8.1%). Overall, 5115 bacterial isolates were identified from 4228 patients. Three bacterial species, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli, accounted for more than 50% of the isolates...
December 2006: Journal of Chemotherapy
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