Bloodstream Infection Risk, Incidence, and Deaths for Hospitalized Patients during Coronavirus Disease Pandemic
Bhavarth S. Shukla
, Prem R. Warde, Eric Knott, Sebastian Arenas, Darryl Pronty, Reinaldo Ramirez, Arely Rego, Miriam Levy, Martin Zak, Dipen J. Parekh, Tanira Ferreira, and Hayley B. Gershengorn
Author affiliations: University of Miami Health System, Miami, Florida, USA (B.S. Shukla, P.R. Warde, S. Arenas, D. Pronty, R. Ramirez, A. Rego, M. Levy, D.J. Parekh, T. Ferreira, H.B. Gershengorn); University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami (B.S. Shukla, E. Knott, M. Zak, D.J. Parekh, T. Ferreira, H.B. Gershengorn); Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA (H.B. Gershengorn)
Figure. Organisms responsible for laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infections during COVID-19 pandemic, Miami, Florida, USA, March 25‒October 27, 2020. A) COVID-19‒negative patients (n = 168). B) COVID-19‒positive patients (n = 64). COVID-19, coronavirus disease; MDA, organisms isolated during admission (defined as >2 organisms isolated from the bloodstream >48 hours apart during admission); MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin-sensitive S. aureus; MSS, multiple organisms isolated during bloodstream infection episode (defined >2 organisms isolated from the bloodstream within a 48-hour period from the index isolate).
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