An eleven-year cohort of bloodstream infections in 552 febrile neutropenic patients: resistance profiles of Gram-negative bacteria as a predictor of mortality

KARA ALI R. , SÜRME S. , BALKAN İ. İ. , SALİHOĞLU A. , Ozdemir M. S. , Ozdemir Y., ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY, cilt.99, sa.8, ss.1925-1932, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 99 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00277-020-04144-w
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1925-1932


Antimicrobial stewardship is of major importance in patients with febrile neutropenia (FN). In this study, we aimed to investigate the trends in resistance and the relationship with mortality rates in patients with FN. The single-center surveillance data of inpatients with FN and diagnosed as microbiologically confirmed bloodstream infections (BSIs) between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 950 episodes in 552 patients with BSIs were analyzed. Of whom, 55.9% were male, the median age was 43 years, and 35.6% had acute myeloid leukemia. In total, 1016 microorganisms were isolated from blood cultures. Gram-negatives accounted for 42.4% (n = 403) of the episodes. Among Gram-negatives,Enterobacteriaceaeaccounted for 346 (86%) (E. coli,n = 197; 34% extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) producers, andKlebsiella spp.,n = 120; 48.3% ESBL producers). Also, 24 (20.0%) ofKlebsiella spp.had carbapenemase activity. There were 6 (5.0%) colistin-resistantKlebsiella spp. Thirteen (26.5%) ofPseudomonas spp.and 17 (60.7%) ofAcinetobacter spp.had carbapenemase activity. There were 2 (5.6%) colistin-resistantAcinetobacter spp. The 30-day mortality rates were 12.0%, 21.5%, 34.6%, and 29.0% in BSIs due to Gram-positive, Gram-negative bacterial, fungal, and polymicrobial etiology respectively (p = 0.001). BSIs with ESBL-producing (p = 0.001) isolates, carbapenem (p < 0.001), and colistin-resistant isolates (p < 0.001) were associated with increased mortality risk. The tremendous rise in resistance rates among Gram-negatives is dreadfully related to increasing mortality and leads to sharp shifts toward extreme restrictions of unnecessary antibiotic uses. Antimicrobial stewardship in patients with FN requires vigilance and tailoring of treatment upon local surveillance data.