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Etiology and antimicrobial resistance of secondary bacterial infections in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, September 2020
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Title
Etiology and antimicrobial resistance of secondary bacterial infections in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective analysis
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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, September 2020
DOI 10.1186/s13756-020-00819-1
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Jie Li, Junwei Wang, Yi Yang, Peishan Cai, Jingchao Cao, Xuefeng Cai, Yu Zhang

Abstract

A considerable proportion of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) acquired secondary bacterial infections (SBIs). The etiology and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria were reported and used to provide a theoretical basis for appropriate infection therapy. This retrospective study reviewed electronic medical records of all the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Wuhan Union Hospital between January 27 and March 17, 2020. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, patients who acquired SBIs were enrolled. Demographic, clinical course, etiology, and antimicrobial resistance data of the SBIs were collected. Outcomes were also compared between patients who were classified as severe and critical on admission. Among 1495 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 102 (6.8%) patients had acquired SBIs, and almost half of them (49.0%, 50/102) died during hospitalization. Compared with severe patients, critical patients had a higher chance of SBIs. Among the 159 strains of bacteria isolated from the SBIs, 136 strains (85.5%) were Gram-negative bacteria. The top three bacteria of SBIs were A. baumannii (35.8%, 57/159), K. pneumoniae (30.8%, 49/159), and S. maltophilia (6.3%, 10/159). The isolation rates of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae were 91.2 and 75.5%, respectively. Meticillin resistance was present in 100% of Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase negative staphylococci, and vancomycin resistance was not found. SBIs may occur in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and lead to high mortality. The incidence of SBIs was associated with the severity of illness on admission. Gram-negative bacteria, especially A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae, were the main bacteria, and the resistance rates of the major isolated bacteria were generally high. This was a single-center study; thus, our results should be externally examined when applied in other institutions.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Master 5 10%
Other 5 10%
Librarian 4 8%
Other 14 29%
Unknown 9 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 10 21%

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#8,958,055
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