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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007

Research

Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Infection Mortality Rate and Length of Hospitalization

Rebecca H. Sunenshine*, Marc-Oliver Wright†, Lisa L. Maragakis‡, Anthony D. Harris†, Xiaoyan Song‡, Joan Hebden†, Sara E. Cosgrove‡, Ashley Anderson*, Jennifer Carnell*, Daniel B. Jernigan*, David G. Kleinbaum*, Trish M. Perl‡, Harold C. Standiford†, and Arjun Srinivasan*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †University of Maryland Medical School and Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ‡Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA;

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Table 2

Matched univariate analysis comparing outcomes of patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter infection with those with susceptible Acinetobacter infection and those without Acinetobacter infection, Baltimore hospitals, 2003–2004

Outcome evaluatedMDR Acinetobacter,
 n = 96Susceptible Acinetobacter, 
n = 91p values for MDR Acinetobacter vs. susceptible, n = 182Uninfected, 
n = 89p values for MDR Acinetobacter vs. uninfected, n = 178
Mean length of stay after index day, d27.519.80.0218.6<0.01
Mean intensive care unit length of stay after index day, d
13.3
6.7
0.04
7.3
<0.01
Mortality rate (%)26.017.60.2111.2<0.01

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