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      2253. Comparison of Outcomes Between Patients with and without Cystic Fibrosis Treated with Ceftolozane–Tazobactam for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections

      , PharmD, MPH, , MD, MHS, , MD, MHS, , PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
      Open Forum Infectious Diseases
      Oxford University Press

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          Ceftolozane–tazobactam (C/T) was designed to have enhanced activity against P. aeruginosa and has been shown to retain activity against many isolates that are resistant to other antipseudomonal β-lactams. However, there are no data comparing outcomes in patients with and without cystic fibrosis (CF).


          Retrospective, multicenter cohort study conducted at 5 hospitals that included all patients with P. aeruginosa infections who received C/T as definitive therapy between November 2016 and December 2018. The primary outcome at 90 days was a composite of mortality, recurrence, readmission, and inappropriate response at end of therapy (EOT). The secondary outcome was to describe baseline C/T susceptibility and emergence of resistance. All outcomes were adjudicated by 2 infectious diseases specialists.


          Thirty-five, 27 non-CF and 8 CF, patients were included. CF patients were younger, had greater baseline C/T resistance (50.0% vs. 8.3%, P = 0.02) and were more likely to receive combination therapy. The most common site of infection was pulmonary (71.4%) followed by intra-abdominal (14.3%) and osteomyelitis (5.7%). Overall, 54.3% of patients had an unsuccessful outcome with no difference between CF and non-CF patients (62.5% vs. 51.9%, P = 0.70). There was also no difference between each component of the primary outcome. All 4 CF patients with a baseline-resistant isolate had an appropriate response at EOT, while neither of the 2 non-CF patients did. The C/T MIC distribution in CF and non-CF patients was ≤ 2 μg/mL (0.0%, 64.2%), 4 μg/mL (50.0%, 25%) ≥ 8 μg/mL (50.0%, 8.4%). The median duration of C/T in CF and non-CF patients was 18.5 days (interquartile range [IQR], 14–37.5 days) and 15 days (IQR, 10–25 days). Ten, 7 non-CF and 3 CF, patients had a P. aeruginosa isolate cultured and tested for C/T susceptibility within 90 days of index culture with 80% having an MIC increase. Non-CF patients treated for > 14 days were more likely to have an MIC increase ( P = 0.047). All CF patients had an MIC increase.


          We did not observe a difference in the rate of unsuccessful outcome between CF and non-CF patients; however, our sample size was small. CF patients were more likely to be resistant to C/T at baseline. Resistance emerged frequently in both groups following exposure to C/T.


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          Open Forum Infect Dis
          Open Forum Infect Dis
          Open Forum Infectious Diseases
          Oxford University Press (US )
          October 2019
          23 October 2019
          23 October 2019
          : 6
          : Suppl 2 , IDWeek 2019 Abstracts
          : S771
          The Johns Hopkins Hospital , Baltimore, Maryland
          © The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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