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Table 4 Antibiotic consumption during the study period

From: Long-term use of selective digestive decontamination in an ICU highly endemic for bacterial resistance

Drug Non-SDD period (1 year) SDD period (4 years)
1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Levofloxacin 59.01 38.10 50.79 43.96 13.89
Meropenem 43.09 32.46 32.30 27.9 11.10
Imipenem 25.08 10.20 12.57 6.06 3.15
Colistin 19.17 10.78 12.13 4.98 0.43
Vancomycin 7.23 4.95 6.96 6.56 2.47
Tobramycin 10.32 3.69 1.89 1.87 0.55
Amikacin 3.13 4.28 3.10 3.08 2.47
Ceftazidime 7.29 5.48 5.12 10.93 5.80
Ciprofloxacin 9.61 12.85 8.50 8.62 8.45
Cefotaxime 6.01 22.6 22.3 22.7 22.7
  1. SDD Selective digestive tract decontamination
  2. Data are expressed as defined daily dose per 100 bed-days in the intensive care unit
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