gram-negative bacteremia

gram-negative bacteremia

Infectious disease Bacteremia due to organisms–eg, Enterobacteriaceae–eg, E coli—that stain negatively by the gram stain. See Sepsis.
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Descriptions of the epidemiology of gram-negative bacteremia have been limited by care settings, referral bias, small geographic regions, short study duration, or case identification by use of administrative code data (6-10).
Early appropriate antibiotic therapy for Gram-negative bacteremia is associated with reductions in mortality [3] and length of hospital stay [4].
Majority received an an add-on therapy of meropenem in gram-negative bacteremia and vancomycin in gram positive bacteremia.
Empiric combination therapy using a beta-lactam antibiotic plus an aminoglycoside is no more beneficial than empiric monotherapy using an appropriately broad-spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic alone for children suspected of having gram-negative bacteremia, according to a report.
Rapid pathogen ID from blood cultures, early initiation of susceptibility tests, and clinical interventions supported by effective communication and interpretation of this vital data have resulted in reduced length of stay, lower mortality, and lower costs for cases of Gram-negative bacteremia at a major U.
25-27) Gram-negative bacteremia was used as the gold standard in all the studies.
Gram-Negative Bacteremia upon Hospital Admission: When Should Pseudomonas aeruginosa Be Suspected?
Vancomycin misuse may be associated with clinical failure, toxicity or super-infections, such as Gram-negative bacteremia in children [41].
Other topics include the endothelium as a target for infections, genetic regulation of congenital heart disease, lung cancer preneoplasia, calcium in cell injury, the genetics of soft tissue tumors, and the role of gram-negative bacteremia in sepsis.
Failure of the LAL assay to correlate with gram-negative bacteremia in patients with sepsis has recently been documented (6).

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