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Table 6 Microorganisms not targeted by empirical anti-infective therapy in patients without and with persistent peritonitis

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

  No persistent peritonitis Persistent peritonitis
Index surgery First reoperation Second reoperation Third reoperation
Patients with inadequate therapy, n (%) 43 (35) 35 (36) 32 (33) 16 (30) 7 (33)
One organism not targeted, n (%) 29 (24) 10 (10) 26 (27) 11 (20) 6 (29)
Staphylococci, n (%)* 11 (3) 13 (5) 13 (6) 6 (5) 3 (7)
Methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylocci, n (%)* 7 (2) 11 (4) 12 (5) 5 (4) 3 (7)
Enterococci, n (%)* 14 (4) 6 (2) 7 (3) - -
Enterococcus faecium, n (%)* 12 (3) 5 (2) 4 (2)   
Enterobacteriaceae, n (%)* 13 (3) 9 (3) - 3 (3) 2 (5)
Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, n (%)* 2 (1) 4 (1) 6 (3) 7 (6) -
Candida species, n (%)* 18 (5) 13 (5) 12 (5) 5 (4) 2 (5)
Candida albicans, n (%)* 14 (4) 7 (2) 9 (4) 3 (3) 2 (5)
  1. *Proportions expressed as number of isolates in each group versus total number of microorganisms.