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Pan-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Mediastinitis Treated Successfully with Tigecycline: A Case Report.
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PMID:  21348768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Mediastinitis due to Acinetobacter baumannii is rare. Methods: We report a case of mediastinitis caused by pan-resistant A. baumannii in a patient with multiple comorbidities who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass and we also present a literature review. Results: Successful treatment consisted of surgical debridement plus drainage, and tigecycline administration for three weeks. Conclusion: Surgical source control along with effective antibiotics is essential in the treatment of mediastinitis. Tigecycline has the potential to be an option for pan-resistant A. baumannii mediastinitis.
Ayşe Yasemin Tezer Tekçe; Ayşe Erbay; Hatice Cabadak; Serap Yağcı; Nihal Karabiber; Süha Sen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Division of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital , Ankara, Turkey .
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