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Extended Spectrum beta Lactamase (ESBL) Risk Factors in ICU Patients

Purpose:

To identify an adult patient in the ICU who may be colonized with an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase Enterobacteria based on the study of Razazi et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

U82

Description:

Razazi et al reported a number of risk factors associated with a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) being colonized with an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteria. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from surveillance and targeted therapy. The authors are from CHU Henri Mondor and Institut Pasteur in France.

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