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THE LATIN AMERICAN ANTIBIOTIC USE IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT GROUP ;Revista Argentina de Microbiología 2011, 43 3

Autor: DANIEL J. CURCIO

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Revista Argentina de Microbiología ISSN: 0325-7541 ram@aam.org.ar Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Argentina CURCIO, DANIEL J.; THE LATIN AMERICAN ANTIBIOTIC USE IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT GROUP Antibiotic prescription in intensive care units in Latin America Revista Argentina de Microbiología, vol.
43, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2011, pp.
203-211 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Buenos Aires, Argentina Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=213021184007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Antibiotic usage in ICUs 203 ISSN 0325-7541 Revista Argentina de Microbiología (2011) 43: 203-211 ARTÍCULO ORIGINAL Antibiotic prescription in intensive care units in Latin America DANIEL J.
CURCIO ON BEHALF OF THE LATIN AMERICAN ANTIBIOTIC USE IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT GROUP1 Correspondence.
E-mail: djcurcio@gmail.com ABSTRACT The intensive care units (ICUs) are often considered as the epicenters of antibiotic resistance.
Therefore, the total antibiotic consumption is approximately ten fold greater in ICU wards than in general hospital wards.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the current use of antibiotics in Latin American ICUs.
Three cross-sectional (one-day point) prevalence studies were undertaken in 43 Latin American ICUs.
Of 1644 patients admitted, 688 received antibiotic treatment on the days of the study (41.8 %) and, 392 cases (57 %) were due to nosocomial-acquired infections.
Of all infections, 22 % (151-688) corresponded to septic shock; and 22 % (151-688) to nosocomial pneumonia (50-151 [33 %], ventilator-associated pneumonia).
In 485 patients (70.5 %), cultures were performed before starting antibiotic treatment.
The most common microorganisms isolated were extended-spectrum β-lactamas...





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