Document Type

Report

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Background: Mortality from carbapenem-multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter infections may vary according to site of infection. The objective of this study was to compare mortality in respiratory vs. non-respiratory infection with Carbapenem-Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter (C-MRAB).

Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study to compare mortality rate in patients with respiratory vs. nonrespiratory infection (n=30 each).

Results: Results showed that mortality was 40% in the respiratory group compared to 23% in non-respiratory group; the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.165, RR=1.71, CI=0.73-3.75). There was a significantly higher prior admission rate in patients with respiratory infection (p=0.028). Logistic regression did not reveal any modifier effect from other variables.

Conclusions: This study showed no significant difference in mortality in patients with carbapenem-multi-drug resistant acinetobacter respiratory vs. non-respiratory infections.

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JAMC : Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad.

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