Journal article

Urinary tract infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria: identification of risk factors and outcome predictors in an Australian tertiary referral hospital

Michael Osthoff, Sarah L McGuinness, Aaron Z Wagen, Damon P Eisen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-expressing Gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB) now commonly cause community-acquired infections, including urinary tract infections (UTI), and represent a challenge for practitioners in choosing empirical antibiotics. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of UTIs/bacteriuria due to ESBL-GNB in Australia. METHODS: At a single-site tertiary referral hospital, 100 cases with UTIs/bacteriuria due to ESBL-GNB were matched to 100 cases where UTIs/bacteriuria were caused by organisms matching the ESBL bacterial species that had routine susceptibility to antibiotics. Potential risk factors for ESBL-GNB UTI/bacter..

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