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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Nov;29(11):1080-3. doi: 10.1086/591456.

Mortality rates associated with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection in surgical intensive care units.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA.


A retrospective, propensity-matched cohort study was conducted to determine the mortality rate in patients with healthcare-associated infection (HAI) due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii. The 28-day mortality rate for patients with MDR A. baumannii HAI was not significantly different than that for patients with non-MDR A. baumannii HAI. The median length of hospital stay before diagnosis of HAI was 4.5 days longer for patients with MDR A. baumannii infection than for patients with non-MDR A. baumannii infection (P < .001).

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