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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jun;10(6):1125-8.

Reference group choice and antibiotic resistance outcomes.

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Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. kaye0001@mc.duke.edu

Abstract

Two types of cohort studies examining patients infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) were contrasted, using different reference groups. Cases were compared to uninfected patients and patients infected with the corresponding, susceptible organism. VRE and MRSA were associated with adverse outcomes. The effect was greater when uninfected control patients were used.

PMID:
15207068
PMCID:
PMC3323179
DOI:
10.3201/eid1006.020665
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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