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A recommendation to perform a blood culture before the administration of intravenous antibiotics increased the detection of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden .
County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden .
County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden .
County Hospital Ryhov, Sweden .
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2014 (English)In: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0934-9723, E-ISSN 1435-4373, Vol. 33, no 5, 789-795 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In 2004, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign was launched to increase awareness and improve the outcome of severe sepsis. Accordingly, in Jonkoping County, Sweden, a strong recommendation to perform a blood culture before the start of intravenous antibiotic treatment was introduced in 2007. Moreover, a reminder was included in the laboratory report to consult an infectious disease specialist when Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from a blood culture. Retrospectively, patients with at least one blood culture growing S. aureus during 2002 through 2003 (pre intervention n = 58) or during 2008 through 2009 (post intervention n = 100) were included. Medical records were evaluated regarding clinical data and outcome. Blood culture isolates were characterized by antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) and S. aureus protein A (spa) gene typing. The annual incidence of S. aureus bacteremia (SAB) increased from 28 per 100,000 inhabitants at the pre intervention period to 45 per 100,000 at the post intervention period (p = 0.046). During post intervention, the SAB incidence was significantly higher in men (p = 0.009). The mortality rate during hospital stay was 14 % during pre intervention and 18 % during post intervention (p = 0.47). The most common spa types were t012 and t084. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign resulted in an increased number of detected cases of SAB. The mortality rate was the same before and after the intervention, and no spa type correlated to certain clinical manifestations or mortality.

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Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2014. Vol. 33, no 5, 789-795 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106837DOI: 10.1007/s10096-013-2013-7ISI: 000334938300013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106837DiVA: diva2:720138
Available from: 2014-05-28 Created: 2014-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05

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