In the present series of 91 bacteraemic
episodes the mortality rate was 46.
For example, the median reduction in radiologically confirmed pneumonia in HIV-infected children was 13% (95% confidence interval -7 to +28), in clinical pneumonia was 15% (6-24), and in bacteraemic
pneumonia was 65% (24-86).
Recently, it has been proposed that combining a beta-lactam with a macrolide antimicrobial agent leads to a reduction in the mortality associated with bacteraemic
Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of selected bacteraemic
pathogens from private institutions in South Africa.
Chua AP, Lee KH (2006), Fatal bacteraemic
pneumonia due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
PREVENAR is currently approved for active immunization of children from 2 months to 5 years of age against sepsis, meningitis, bacteraemic
pneumonia and bacteraemia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F and 23F.
pneumococcal vaccine is offered to everyone over 75 and to anyone, of any age, in an at-risk group such as those with diabetes or asthma.
Identification and char acterization of ceftriaxone resistance and extended-spectrum beta lactamases in Ma lawian bacteraemic
episodes of VAP were defined as isolation of at least one positive blood culture not related to another source of infection, matching at least one positive respiratory sample obtained within 48 hours.
Clinical features of the acute bacteraemic
phase usually last 5 - 7 days and include fever, chills, rigors, headache, conjunctival suffusion, myalgia, photophobia, abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea and vomiting.
A comparison of the antimicrobial activity of meropenem and selected broadspectrum antimicrobials tested against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacilli including bacteraemic
pneumoniae isolates from bacteraemic
patients with positive blood cultures from sentinel sites representing five SA regions.