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Table 3 Description of administered antibiotics in patients receiving adequate treatment

From: Risk factors for mortality in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia; retrospective study of impact of combination antimicrobial therapy

Adequate monotherapy
  Empirical (n = 103) Targeted (n = 141)
ß-lactam 88 (85.4%) 114 (80.9%)
 Antipseudomonal penicillin 24 (23.3%) 31 (21.9%)
 Cephalosporin 45 (43.7%) 36 (25.5%)
 Carbapenem 19 (18.4%) 47 (33.3%)
Fluoroquinolones 8 (7.8%) 20 (14.2%)
Colistin 7 (6.8%) 7 (4.9%)
Adequate combination therapy
  Empirical (n = 38) Targeted (n = 42)
ß-lactam + aminoglycosides 32 (84.2%) 33 (78.6%)
 Antipseudomonal penicillin 6 (68.4%) 25 (59.6%)
 Cephalosporin 26 (15.8%) 3 (7.1%)
 Carbapenem 0 5 (11.9%)
ß-lactam + fluoroquinolones 5 (13.2%) 7 (16.7%)
 Antipseudomonal penicillin 3 (7.9%) 2 (4.8%)
 Cephalosporin 2 (5.3%) 4 (9.5%)
 Carbapenem 0 1 (2.4%)
Colistin + fluoroquinolones 1 (2.6%) 1 (2.4%)
Colistin + aminoglycoside 0 1 (2.4%)