JOHN A. SPITTEL JR., M.D.; WILLIAM J. MARTIN, M.D.; DONALD R. NICHOLS, M.D.
The evolution of effective antibiotic therapy has greatly altered the outlook of many infectious states, one of which is the invasion of the blood stream by microörganisms. With the multiplicity of antimicrobial agents now available, it behooves the physician to acquaint himself with the type of therapy most effective in any given infection.
Experience with bacteremia at the Mayo Clinic before and after the advent of sulfonamide compounds was reported previously.1 More recently, some aspects of bacteremia owing to Escherichia coli,2Aerobacter aerogenes,3Pseudomonas aeruginosa4 and proteus organisms5 were reviewed.
The present study was undertaken to review all cases of
SPITTEL JA, MARTIN WJ, NICHOLS DR. BACTEREMIA OWING TO GRAM-NEGATIVE BACILLI: EXPERIENCES IN THE TREATMENT OF 137 PATIENTS IN A 15-YEAR PERIOD1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:302–315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-302
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):302-315.
Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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