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Table 2 Pathogens isolated in patients with inadequate empirical therapy before ICU admission

From: Adequate antibiotic therapy prior to ICU admission in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock reduces hospital mortality

  Focus Bloodstream
Gram-negative
Escherichia coli 27 (26.5) 30 (34.5)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 15 (14.7) 6 (6.9)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 11 (10.8) 9 (10.3)
Acinetobacter baumannii 7 (6.9) 4 (4.6)
Proteus mirabilis 2 (2) 1 (1.1)
Enterobacter spp. 5 (4.9) 4 (4.6)
Gram-positive
 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 2 (2) 5 (2.4)
Enterococcus spp. 15 (14.7) 6 (6.9)
Staphylococcus spp. 3 (3.4)
Fungi
Candida spp. 8 (7.8) 11 (12.6)
Others 10 (9.8) 8 (9.2)
Total 102 87