Constructing unit-specific empiric treatment guidelines for catheter-related and primary bacteremia by determining the likelihood of inadequate therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study aimed to determine the feasibility of using likelihood of inadequate therapy (LIT), a parameter calculated by using pathogen frequency and in vitro susceptibility for determination of appropriate empiric antibiotic therapy for primary bloodstream infections. Our study demonstrates that LIT may reveal differences in traditional antibiograms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davis, ME; Anderson, DJ; Sharpe, M; Chen, LF; Drew, RH

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 416 - 420

PubMed ID

  • 22418641

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3629694

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/664756


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States