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Table 5 Microorganisms cultured from peritoneal fluid during index surgery and reoperation

From: Dynamic changes of microbial flora and therapeutic consequences in persistent peritonitis

Microorganisms Index surgery First reoperation Second reoperation Third reoperation
Aerobes, n (%) 209 (73) 157 (71) 89 (75) 33 (75)
  Gram-positive bacteria, n (%) 94 (33) 69 (31) 36 (31) 12 (27)
  Enterococci, n (%) 45 (16) 38 (17) 18 (15) 4 (9)
   E. faecalis, n (%) 21 (7) 11 (5) 8 (7) 0
   E. faecium, n (%) 12 (4) 15 (7) 7 (6) 4 (9)
  Streptococci, n (%) 34 (12) 7 (3) 1 (1) 0*
  Staphylococci, n (%) 13 (5) 22 (10)* 16 (14) 7 (16)
   Staphylococcus aureus, n (%) 3 (1) 1 (1) 1 (1) 1 (2)
  Coagulase-negative staphylococci, n (%) 10 (4) 21 (9) 15 (13) 6 (14)
  Gram-negative bacteria, n (%) 115 (40) 88 (40) 53 (45) 21 (48)
   Enterobacteriaceae, n (%) 95 (33) 70 (32) 35 (30) 15 (34)
   Escherichia coli, n (%) 48 (17) 35 (16) 18 (15) 4 (9)
  Enterobacter spp, n (%) 12 (4) 10 (5) 7 (6) 4 (9)
  Klebsiella spp, n (%) 11 (4) 9 (4) 4 (3) 2 (5)
  Morganella spp, n (%) 10 (4) 6 (3) 2 (2) 1 (2)
  Proteus spp, n (%) 5 (2) 2 (1) 2 (2) 1 (2)
  Other Enterobacteriaceae, n (%) 9 (3) 8 (4) 2 (2) 3 (7)
  Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, n (%) 12 (4) 18 (8) 16 (14) 5 (11)
   Pseudomonas aeruginosa, n (%) 12 (4) 14 (6) 11 (9) 5 (11)
  Acinetobacter spp, n (%) 0 4 (2) 3 (3) 0
Anaerobes, n (%) 34 (12) 8 (4) 2 (2) 1 (2)
  Bacteroides spp, n (%) 28 (10) 5 (2) 2 (2) 1 (2)
Fungi, n (%) 43 (15) 57 (26) 27 (23) 10 (23)
   Candida albicans, n (%) 34 (12) 41 (18)* 22 (19) 8 (18)
  Candida non-albicans, n (%) 8 (3) 14 (6) 4 (3) 2 (5)
Total number of microorganisms, n 286 222 118 44
  1. *P <0.05, P <0.01 versus index surgery.