EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.20, no.5, pp.540-544, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex, Bacteraemia, Carbapenem resistance, Inappropriate therapy, Mortality, Turkey, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTION, ATTRIBUTABLE MORTALITY, BAUMANNII BACTEREMIA, RISK-FACTORS, SUSCEPTIBILITY, IMPACT, IDENTIFICATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, TIGECYCLINE, COLISTIN
Objectives: The incidence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter strains is increasing and therapeutic options are limited. However, controversy exists regarding the mortality attributable to antimicrobial resistance. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical features and outcomes of patients with MDR Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex (Acb complex) bacteraemia and determine the factors influencing survival by using 14-day mortality as the main outcome measure.