Improvements in isolation of burned patients were associated with decreased incidence of GNB, delayed postinjury time of GNB, and improved survival. Improved survival is likely related to decreased susceptibility as a result of longer exposure to the benefits of treatment and wound closure. These results suggest that, in patients with severe burn injuries, gram-negative infections and the related mortality can largely be prevented. (Arch Surg. 1994;129:1306-1309).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1994|
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