Influence of antibiotic therapy on mortality of critical surgical illness caused or complicated by infection Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Surgical Wound Infection

abstract

  • The use of scheduled monthly antibiotic cycling in the surgical ICU is associated with a high rate of "appropriate" antibiotic therapy, and appears to maintain or improve resistance patterns. Because antibiotic therapy was mostly appropriate for isolates, initial inappropriate therapy could not be identified as a risk factor for mortality. However, in the setting of appropriate antibiotic choice, the prompt initial administration of antibiotics appears to be crucial for survival, but neither site of infection nor specific pathogen are influential.

publication date

  • March 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/sur.2005.6.41

PubMed ID

  • 15865550

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 41

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 6

number

  • 1