In a Pinch: Cefiderocol for CRAB Infections

Sara M. Karaba, Elizabeth B. Hirsch, Emily L. Heil

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Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) can cause significant infections with limited treatment options available. Falcone et al. ( 10.1128/aac.02142-21) describe a single-center retrospective study comparing clinical outcomes among patients with CRAB infections treated with cefiderocol-containing versus colistin-containing regimens. Patients who received cefiderocol-containing regimens had lower 30-day mortality, though there are several limitations raised here, which make interpretation and applicability difficult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022

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Copyright © 2022 American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Address correspondence to Sara M. Karaba, For the article discussed, see 10.1128/AAC.02142-21. The authors declare a conflict of interest. E.B.H. has received research funding from Merck and advisory board honoraria from Melinta, MeMed, and Merck. E.L.H. consults for Wolters/ Kluwer (LexiComp). The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of the journal or of ASM. Published 11 April 2022

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  • Acinetobacter
  • CRAB
  • cefiderocol

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