The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of fungi and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) isolated from patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs). This multicenter study included consecutive patients admitted for microbiologically proven IAIs at 6 university-affiliated hospitals in South Korea between 2016 and 2018. A total of 1571 patients were enrolled. Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that the isolation of MDROs, isolation of Candida spp., underlying renal diseases, Charlson comorbidity score ≥ 3, septic shock, failure to receive a required surgery or invasive intervention, secondary bacteremia due to IAIs, and lower body mass index were found to be independent predictors for 28-day mortality. However, the isolation of Enterococcus spp. was not identified as a significant risk factor. MDROs and Candida spp. were found in 42 (2.7%) and 395 (25.1%), patients respectively. The isolation of MDROs or Candida spp. was a surrogate marker of 28-day mortality.
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - 2021 Jul|
- Intra-abdominal infections