We report a study of antimicrobial use in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a Danish university hospital during the course of 1 year.
Of 615 patients admitted, 434 (71 ;) received antibiotics, 220 (36%) for infections and 222 (36%) for prophylaxis.
Therapy for suspected infection accounted for 67% of the total consumption of antibiotics and prophylaxis for 33%. Ampicillin was the drug most frequently used; 43% of the patients treated for infection received this drug.
One hundred and thirty-one patients (60%) were treated for suspected lower respiratory tract infection.
Relevant microbiogical specimens were obtained from 120 (92%) of these patients and a possible pathogen was isolated in 92 patients (77%, 92/120).
Mots-clés Pascal : Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Prescription médicale, Utilisation, Milieu hospitalier, Homme, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Infection, Danemark, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Medical prescription, Use, Hospital environment, Human, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Infection, Denmark, Europe
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