Effect of Vancomycin-Associated Acute Kidney Injury on Incidence of 30-Day Readmissions Among Hospitalized Veterans’ Affairs Patients with Skin and Skin Structure Infections

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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Jul 27:AAC.01268-20. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01268-20. Online ahead of print.


Among hospitalized adults who received vancomycin for their skin and skin structure infection (SSSI), patients who experienced acute kidney injury (AKI) had considerably higher 30-day readmission rates. Nearly half of the observed 30-day readmissions were due to non-SSSI-related reasons, consistent with the persistent organ dysfunction observed among patients with AKI.

PMID:32718970 | DOI:10.1128/AAC.01268-20

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