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Risk factors of nosocomial infections caused by piperacillin-tazobactam resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Author(s): Đorđević Zorana | Gajović Olgica | Mijailović Željko | Ilić Aleksandra | Stolić Radojica

Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
ISSN 0370-8179

Volume: 141;
Issue: 9-10;
Start page: 640;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Pseudomonas | risk factors | piperacillin-tazobactam | resistance | nosocomial infection

ABSTRACT
Introduction. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of serious infections in hospitalized patients and is associated with high rates of hospital morbidity and mortality. Objective. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors of nosocomial infections caused by piperacillin­tazobactam­ resistant P. aeruginosa (PT­RPA). Methods. A case­control study was conducted in the Clinical Centre Kragujevac from January 2010 to December 2011. Results. In the observed period, 79 (38.16%) patients had PT­ RPA infections, while 128 (61.84%) patients had infections caused by piperacillin­tazobactam­sensitive P. aeruginosa (PT­SPA). Pneumonia was more frequently found in the PT­RPA group (55.70%) (p
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