Antibiotic resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae on the rise
Resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae to antibiotics has dramatically increased- from 5.3% to 11.6% for third generation cephalosporins (between 1999 and 2010), and from <0.1% to 4.5% for carbapenams (between 2002… [ Get More Details ]
~3/4 of all HAIs occur outside of ICU
Nearly 3/4 of all hospital-acquired HAIs occur outside of the intensive care unit (ICU).
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Mortality rates from flu and pneumonia rise significantly with age
Death rate from pneumonia and flu is 130x higher for ages 85+ compared with people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is higher than that seen… [ Get More Details ]