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Clin Chest Med. 2001 Mar;22(1):87-103, viii.

Antimicrobial resistance in the chronically critically ill patient.

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Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Infection caused by organisms resistant to conventional antimicrobial therapy is an emerging problem of global proportions. This article describes the epidemiology of infections caused by resistant organisms in chronically critically ill patients and explores factors and mechanisms that lead to the development of resistance. Specific organisms and strategies for the treatment and control of these resistance organisms are discussed.

PMID:
11315461
DOI:
10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70027-7
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