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Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Livorsi DJ, Alexander B, Beck BF, Richardson KK, Goto M. Attributable mortality due to fluoroquinolone and extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistance in hospital-onset Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp bacteremia: A matched cohort study in 129 Veterans Health Administration medical centers. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019 Aug 1; 40(8):928-931.
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Abstract: In this cohort of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp hospital-onset bacteremia, isolated fluoroquinolone resistance had a larger relative impact on mortality than other phenotypic resistance patterns. This finding may support stewardship efforts targeting unnecessary fluoroquinolone use and increased attention from infection prevention and control departments.

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