Changes in the prevalence of causative pathogens isolated from severe burn patients from 2012 to 2017

Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Jin Ju Park, Yu Bin Seo, Young Kyun Choi, Dohern Kym, Jacob LeeAbstractInfection is the leading cause of mortality in severe burn patients, benefitting from periodic monitoring of changes in bacterial prevalence and antibiotic resistance trends. This single facility retrospective study evaluated blood culture results for patients hospitalized in the burn intensive care unit (BICU) from January 2012 to December 2017. A total of 969 samples from 420 patients were reviewed. Isolated pathogens were recorded by year and the number of days of hospitalization. Results showed that Acinetobacter baumanni was the most predominant isolated pathogen, followed closely by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp., and Enterococcus spp. Throughout this 6-year study, several significant trends were noted; Klebsiella species increased, while P. aeruginosa decreased. Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella species gradually increased, and P. aeruginosa doubled as the length of hospital stay increased to 22 days. Interestingly, as the length of the hospital stay increased, the proportion of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) significantly increased up to 45.0% at 22 days (P = 0.003). Conversely, the proportion of Acinetobacter baumannii gradually decreased as the days hospitalized increased. Overall, the rate of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteremia found in burn patients was substantially higher than that ...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

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