Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Retrospective Analysis of Microbial Colonization Patterns in Central Venous Catheters, 2013–2017

Table 3

The prevalence of isolated organisms in different wards of catheters.

SpeciesTotalWards (different sources of catheters)
(N = 2020) (%)Pediatric ward (N = 107) (%)ICU (N = 1177) (%)Transplant ward (N = 202) (%)Other wards (N = 534) (%)

Gram-positive bacteria7.519.
S. aureus1.20.94.5
S. epidermidis2.
S. haemolyticus1.
 Other CoNS1.
Gram-negative bacteria8.
Pseudomonas species1.81.53.6
Klebsiella species0.70.80.9
Enterobacter spp.
Candida albicans1.
Candida parapsilosis0.40.50.6
Candida glabrata0.30.40.2

CVC, central venous catheter; PICC, peripherally inserted central catheter; ICU, intensive care unit; CoNS, coagulase-negative staphylococci. The data in the table presented refer to the prevalence of isolated organisms from CVCs. “N” refers to the total number of cultured catheters in different wards. If there were no isolated organisms after microbial culture, “—” is filled in the spaces. There were significant differences in isolated organisms on catheter surface from different wards (X2 = 124.046, ).

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