Clin Microbiol Infect 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Diagnostic and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine I, German Centre for Infection Research, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF), Clinical Research Unit for Healthcare Associated Infections, Tübingen, Germany.
Objectives: Optimal treatment of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) infections is uncertain because of the lack of good-quality evidence and the limited effectiveness of available antibiotics. The aim of this survey was to investigate clinicians' prescribing strategies for treating CR-GNB infections worldwide.
Methods: A 36-item questionnaire was developed addressing the following aspects of antibiotic prescribing: respondent's background, diagnostic and therapeutic availability, preferred antibiotic strategies and rationale for selecting combination therapy. Read More