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Outcome of inappropriate initial antimicrobial treatment in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.

Authors
  • Kim, Sung-Han
  • Park, Wan-Beom
  • Lee, Ki-Deok
  • Kang, Cheol-In
  • Bang, Ji-Whan
  • Kim, Hong-Bin
  • Kim, Eui-Chong
  • Oh, Myoung-don
  • Choe, Kang-Won
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2004
Volume
54
Issue
2
Pages
489–497
Identifiers
PMID: 15254028
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our data suggest that an initial delay of 2 days in the use of appropriate antibiotics, especially of vancomycin or other glycopeptides, before the preliminary microbiological report may not adversely affect the outcome in patients with MRSA bacteraemia.

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