influence of referral bias on the clinical characteristics of patients with gram-negative bloodstream infection.summaryreferral bias can influence the results of studies performed at tertiary-care centres. in this study, we evaluated demographic and microbiological factors that influenced referral of patients with gram-negative bloodstream infection (bsi). we identified 2919 and 846 unique patients with gram-negative bsi in a referral cohort of patients treated at mayo clinic hospitals and a population-based cohort of olmsted county, minnesota, residents between 1 january 1998 and 31 december 2007, respec ...201121281552
clonal dissemination of enterobacter cloacae harboring blakpc-3 in the upper midwestern united states.carbapenemase-producing, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or cp-cre, are an emerging threat to human and animal health, because they are resistant to many of the last-line antimicrobials available for disease treatment. carbapenemase-producing enterobacter cloacae harboring blakpc-3 recently was reported in the upper midwestern united states and implicated in a hospital outbreak in fargo, north dakota (l. m. kiedrowski, d. m. guerrero, f. perez, r. a. viau, l. j. rojas, m. f. mojica, s. ...201526438492
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