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Table 5 Coverage achieved for hospital-acquired bloodstream infections with empiric antimicrobial regimens (2012–2013)*

From: Trends in paediatric bloodstream infections at a South African referral hospital

Antibiotic susceptibility OVERALL n = 159 WARD n = 92 PICU n = 67 Ward vs PICU
SUSCEPTIBLE
Number (n) Percentage (%) Number (n) Percentage (%) Number (n) Percentage (%) p-value
piperacillin tazobactam + amikacin 122 76.7 71 77.2 50 74.6 0.7
ertapenem 110 69.1 71 77.2 40 59.7 0.02
meropenem 112 70.4 70 76 42 62.7 0.08
meropenem + amikacin 133 83.6 82 89.1 51 76 0.03
meropenem + vancomycin 119 74.8 73 79.3 46 68.7 0.14
  1. PICU = paediatric intensive care unit; *only pathogens isolated in 2012 and 2013 were included in this analysis in order to determine recent antimicrobial resistance patterns.