Update 1991 pp 396-400 | Cite as

How Do We Select Bacterial Resistance in the ICU?

  • J. C. Pechère
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 14)


In hospital practice and especially in the setting of an intensive care unit (ICU), organisms causing infections are frequently resistant to numerous antimicrobial agents. The chain of causalities leading to increased prevalence of resistant bacteria in hospital populations is difficult to demonstrate, essentially because of the great number of variables potentially involved in the process. Hence, only few causal relationships have been firmly established.


Intensive Care Unit Resistant Bacterium Antibiotic Usage Community Bacterium Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus 
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