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Table 2 Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated S. epidermidis ST types according to according to source

From: Colonization of patients, healthcare workers, and the environment with healthcare-associated Staphylococcus epidermidis genotypes in an intensive care unit: a prospective observational cohort study

Source (n) Antimicrobial resistancea % Healthcare-associated
methicillin clindamycin fusidic acid gentamicin TMP-SMX ST typesb %
Community patients
 Day 1 (9) 22 11 11 0 0 11
 Day 3 (7) 86 86 57 29 57 86
 Day 5 (6) 100 83 50 33 67 83
 Day 8 (2) 100 100 100 100 100 100
 Day 11 (2) 100 100 100 0 100 50
 Day 14 (2) 100 100 100 50 50 50
Referral patients day 1 (n = 5) 60 60 60 60 60 40
Environment (11) 50 29 0 14 29 43
Medical doctor (3) 100 67 0 0 33 67
Nurse (23) 91 57 39 26 39 100
Assistant nurse (11) 100 36 45 22 36 91
  1. aWhen estimating the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance according to source, the S. epidermidis isolate exhibiting resistance to highest number of antimicrobials was used
  2. bdefined as belonging to clonal complex 2 (CC2)