A clinical prediction rule for fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection.

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A clinical prediction rule for fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Nov;32(11):1124-6

Authors: Rattanaumpawan P, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E

Abstract
Data from a case-control study were used to derive and internally validate a prediction rule for identifying fluoroquinolone resistance in healthcare-acquired gram-negative urinary tract infection. This prediction rule has an excellent sensitivity and specificity (C-statistic, 0.816). External validation is necessary before implementing this rule to optimize empirical antibiotic use in clinical practice.

PMID: 22011542 [PubMed - in process]

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