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Factors associated with suitability of empiric antibiotic therapy in hospitalized patients with bloodstream infections.

Authors
  • Grossman, Chagai1
  • Keller, Nathan2
  • Bornstein, Gil3
  • Ben-Zvi, Ilan1
  • Koren-Morag, Nira4
  • Rahav, Galia2
  • 1 a Internal Medicine F and the Rheumatology Unit , The Chaim Sheba Medical Center , Ramat-Gan , Israel.
  • 2 b Infectious Disease Unit/Microbiology Laboratory , The Chaim Sheba Medical Center , Ramat-Gan , Israel.
  • 3 c Internal Medicine D , The Chaim Sheba Medical Center , Ramat-Gan , Israel.
  • 4 d Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine , Tel-Aviv University , Tel-Aviv , Israel.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of chemotherapy (Florence, Italy)
Publication Date
June 2017
Volume
29
Issue
3
Pages
159–163
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/1120009X.2016.1182770
PMID: 27352218
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Combination empiric antibiotic therapy should be considered in patients with healthcare-associated infections and in those with primary bloodstream infections.

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