Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov;32(11):1124-6. Epub 2011 Sep 29.
A clinical prediction rule for fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection.
SourceCenter for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6021, USA.
AbstractData from a case-control study were used to derive and internally validate a prediction rule for identifying fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection. This prediction rule has an excellent sensitivity and specificity (C-statistic, 0.816). External validation is necessary before implementing this rule to optimize empirical antibiotic use in clinical practice.
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