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Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia May Not Reduce In-Hospital Mortality: A Retrospective Cohort Study

  • Marin L. Schweizer mail,

    marin-schweizer@uiowa.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Jon P. Furuno,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Anthony D. Harris,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • J. Kristie Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michelle D. Shardell,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jessina C. McGregor,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Kerri A. Thom,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • George Sakoulas,

    Affiliation: Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Eli N. Perencevich

    Affiliations: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: July 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011432

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