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Table 3 Pathogens isolated from SWIs

From: Does percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy increase the incidence of sternal wound infection - a single center retrospective of 4100 cases

  PDT + SWI SWI w/o PDT P-values
MRSA 8 % (2) 4.6 % (6) 0.615
Staphylococcus aureus 8 % (2) 29 % (38) 0.026
CNS 32 % (8) 40 % (52) 0.516
Enterococcus spp. 12 % (3) 3.1 % (4) 0.082
Enterobacter spp 4 % (1) 2.3 % (3) 0.506
Escherichia coli 8 % (2) 8.5 % (11) 1.000
Serratia marcescens 4 % (1) 3.1 % (4) 0.587
Pseudomonas spp. 0 4.6 % (6) 0.590
Klebsiella spp. 12 % (3) 2.3 % (3) 0.052
Proteus mirabilis 0 4.6 % (6) 0.590
Candida spp. 20 % (5) 1.5 % (2) 0.001
Others 0 14.6 % (19) 0.044
  1. Bold writing indicates significant values
  2. MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, CNS coagulase negative staphylococci; others: Citrobacter youngae, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Aspergillus fumigatus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Morganella morganii, Haemophilus influenzae, Citrobacter braakii, Citrobacter koseri, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Acinetobacter gyllenbergii and Lactobacillus curvatus