Incidence of coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia among ICU patients: decontamination studies as a natural experiment
James C Hurley
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: an international journal on pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention of infectious diseases | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
The epidemiology of coagulase-negative staphylococcal (CNS) bacteremia among adult ICU patients remains unclear. Decontamination studies among ICU patients provide a unique opportunity to study the impacts of different diagnostic criteria, exposure to various decontamination interventions, and various other factors, on its incidence over three decades. Decontamination studies among ICU patients reporting CNS bacteremia incidence data were obtained mostly from recent systematic reviews. The CNS bacteremia incidence within component (control and intervention) groups of decontamination studies was benchmarked versus studies without intervention (observational groups). The impacts of antibiotic ..View full abstract
This research has been supported by the Australian Government Department ofHealth and Ageing through the Rural Clinical Training and Support (RCTS) program.