Impact of therapy and strain type on outcomes in urinary tract infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Journal Article

Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is an important healthcare-associated pathogen. We evaluated the impact of CRKP strain type and treatment on outcomes of patients with CRKP bacteriuria.Physician-diagnosed CRKP urinary tract infection (UTI)-defined as those patients who received directed treatment for CRKP bacteriuria-was studied in the multicentre, prospective Consortium on Resistance against Carbapenems in Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRaCKle) cohort. Strain typing by repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR (rep-PCR) was performed. Outcomes were classified as failure, indeterminate or success. Univariate and multivariate ordinal analyses to evaluate the associations between outcome, treatment and strain type were followed by binomial analyses.One-hundred-and-fifty-seven patients with physician-diagnosed CRKP UTI were included. After adjustment for CDC/National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)-defined UTI, critical illness and receipt of more than one active antibiotic, patients treated with aminoglycosides were less likely to fail therapy [adjusted OR (aOR) for failure 0.34, 95% CI 0.15-0.73, P=0.0049]. In contrast, patients treated with tigecycline were more likely to fail therapy (aOR for failure 2.29, 95% CI 1.03-5.13, P=0.0425). Strain type data were analysed for 55 patients. The predominant clades were ST258A (n=18, 33%) and ST258B (n=26, 47%). After adjustment for CDC/NHSN-defined UTI and use of tigecycline and aminoglycosides, infection with strain type ST258A was associated with clinical outcome in ordinal analysis (P=0.0343). In multivariate binomial models, strain type ST258A was associated with clinical failure (aOR for failure 5.82, 95% CI 1.47-28.50, P=0.0113).In this nested cohort study of physician-diagnosed CRKP UTI, both choice of treatment and CRKP strain type appeared to impact on clinical outcomes.

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Cited Authors

  • van Duin, D; Cober, E; Richter, SS; Perez, F; Kalayjian, RC; Salata, RA; Evans, S; Fowler, VG; Kaye, KS; Bonomo, RA

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1203 - 1211

PubMed ID

  • 25492391

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2091

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-7453

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jac/dku495


  • eng