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P010: Bloodstream infections by drug-resistant organisms in a secondary hospital
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control volume 2, Article number: P10 (2013)
Bloodstream infections (BSI) are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Most of all, when are caused by drug-resistant organisms (DR).
To investigate the epidemiology, etiology, systemic response and treatment of DR-BSI.
A retrospective study was conducted about all BSI diagnosed in a secondary hospital during one year. The pattern resistant pathogen study was EPINE-EPPS project. Comparisons between groups were performed by means of the X2 test for categorical variables or analysis of variances (ANOVA) for continuous variables.
We included 60 patients [median and interquartile range (IQR) age, 73.5 years (60.5-79.5), 57.1% males, median (IQR) Charlson comorbidity index, 3 (2-4), median (IQR) acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score, 11 (8-15)] with 63 DR-BSI of which 71.5% were nosocomial and healthcare-associated BSI.
Unknown and intravascular catheter-related DR-BSI accounted for 49.2% of cases. Among secundary infections, the source was 37.5% urinary track, 31.2% intra-abdominal and 15.6% respiratory track infections.
Overall DR-BSI, DR-Gram-positive cocci were 55.6%. The most common isolated pathogens were staphylococcus coagulase-negative and S. aureus. Among DR-Gram-negative bacilli, 12.2% of enterobacteracea family produced extended-spectrum B-lactamasas. We found 5 DR-BSI caused by Acitetobacter carbapenem resistant and 3 DR-BSI by P. aeruginosa carbapenem resistant.
Median time to diagnosis for DR-Nosocomial BSI was 14 days (IQR), 7-35 days after hospital admission. For Gram-negative was 11 days (7.5-31.5) and for Gram-positive 19 days (7-29).
Only 31.7% of DR-BSI received appropriate initial empirical antimicrobial therapy versus 73.5% of non DR-BSI (p<0.001). More than one third (36.5%) of the episodes occur with significant systemic response (severe sepsis or septic shock). The crude mortality rate was 25.4 % (p<0.001). If the patient developed severe sepsis or septic shock crude mortality rose to 52.2%.
Information about local epidemiology is important to develop prevention and control strategies in drug–resistant microorganism and to improve the management of BSI.
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Gimenez-Julvez, T., Rodriguez-Aguirregabiria, M., Campelo, C. et al. P010: Bloodstream infections by drug-resistant organisms in a secondary hospital. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2, P10 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/2047-2994-2-S1-P10
- Septic Shock
- Severe Sepsis
- Systemic Response
- Antimicrobial Therapy
- Bloodstream Infection