International Journal of Pediatrics / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

Sepsis-Related Mortality of Very Low Birth Weight Brazilian Infants: The Role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Table 3

Number (%) of organisms related to total sepsis, EOS and LOS in 21VLBW infants who died of sepsis, Servidores do Estado Hospital, April 2001/September 2004.

Sepsis-related mortality
OrganismTotal sepsisEOSLOS
% % %

Gram-positive organism52713.411.9611.5
Coagulase-negative staphylococcus 31412.913.239.6
Staphylococcus aureus16212.9––-––-212.5
Staphylococcus MRSA11100––-––-1100
Gram-negative organism291344.813.41241.4
Pseudomonas aeruginosa8675––-675
Klebsiella pneumoniae sp6466.7––-––-466.7
Escherichia coli111001100
Candida albicans6116.7––-––-116.7


* Total episodes sepsis-causing organisms
** Organisms that caused the last sepsis episode right before death of the 21 VLBW infants
EOS: early-onset-sepsis.
LOS: late-onset-sepsis.

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