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Citation Information : Top stories of 2009. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010; 14 (1):3-7.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.63027

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


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  4. Jang TN, Lee SH, Huang CH, Lee CL, Chen WY. Risk factors and impact of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infections in the adult intensive care unit: A case-control study. J Hosp Infect 2009;73:143-50.
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  24. Plachouras D, Karvanen M, Friberg LE, Papadomichelakis E, Antoniadou A, Tsangaris I, et al. Population pharmacokinetic analysis of colistin methanesulfonate and colistin after intravenous administration in critically ill patients with infections caused by gram-negative bacteria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2009;53:3430-6.
  25. Kalil AC, Florescu DF. Prevalence and mortality associated with cytomegalovirus infection in nonimmunosuppressed patients in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 2009;37:2350-8.
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  28. Siempos II, Ntaidou TK, Falagas ME. Impact of the administration of probiotics on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Crit Care Med 2010;38:954-62.
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