Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in ventilator-associated pneumonia at a medical center in southern Taiwan

Ming Hsin Mai, Hung Chin Tsai, Susan Shin Jung Lee, Yung Hsing Wang, Yao Shen Chen, Shue Ren Wann, Yung Ching Liu

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: To evaluate the significance of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB)-related ventilator-associated pneumonia at a medical center in southern Taiwan. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with MDRAB isolated from sputum and described the characteristics of these patients. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to their clinical pulmonary infection scores (CPIS), and their host factors and outcomes compared. Results: In the patient group with significant MDRAB-related lung infection, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores were significantly higher than in those patients with lower CPIS scores (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume40
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Drug resistance, multiple, bacterial
  • Pneumonia, ventilator-associated
  • Sulbactam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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