Abstract

Background

The SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program was established in 1997 and encompasses over 750 000 bacterial isolates from ≥400 medical centers worldwide. Among the pathogens tested, Pseudomonas aeruginosa remains a common cause of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bloodstream infections and pneumonia in hospitalized patients. In the present study, we reviewed geographic and temporal trends in resistant phenotypes of P. aeruginosa over 20 years of the SENTRY Program.

 

Credit: Janice Haney Carr CDC

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