Rotation of Antibiotics — A New Strategy for Prescription in the Intensive Care Unit

  • D. Gruson
  • G. Hilbert
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Bacterial resistance, encountered most often in intensive care units (ICUs) increases with time. This resistance is associated with a high death rate and a significant rise in cost. It is now recognized that resistance to antibiotics in the ICU is a problem, that influences the patients’ outcome [1]. This negative outcome could be due to a delay in prescribing a well-adapted and effective antibiotic.


Intensive Care Unit Nosocomial Infection Antibiotic Prescription Nosocomial Pneumonia Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia 
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