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Recommendations of Augustine et al for Treating a Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Caused by an Enterobacteriaceae

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Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

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Augustine et al developed a clinical score for identifying a patient with a bloodstream infection caused by an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE). This score can help decide whether or not a carbapenem should be started before susceptibility results are available. The authors are from the University of South Carolina.

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