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Risk factors for excessively prolonged meropenem use in the intensive care setting: a case-control study

  • Juri Katchanov1Email author,
  • Benno Kreuels2, 5,
  • Florian P. Maurer3,
  • Kai Wöstmann4,
  • Johannes Jochum2,
  • Christina König1, 4,
  • Kariem Seoudy4,
  • Holger Rohde3,
  • Ansgar W. Lohse2,
  • Dominic Wichmann1,
  • Michael Baehr4,
  • Camilla Rothe2 and
  • Stefan Kluge1
Contributed equally
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:131

Received: 27 October 2016

Accepted: 27 January 2017

Published: 8 February 2017

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Original Submission
27 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Natal Santos da Silva
8 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fredrik Resman
11 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Juri Katchanov
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
8 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2229-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, First Medical Department, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Department of Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hospital Pharmacy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine