PMID: 23428126Feb 23, 2013

Clinical characteristics and drug resistance in children infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the pediatric intensive care unit

Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of contemporary pediatrics
Li-Jie WangZhi-Jie Zhang

Abstract

To study the clinical characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA)-positive children in the pediatric intensive care unit, and to provide a basis for early diagnosis and reasonable treatment of PA infection. The clinical data of 62 children infected with PA in the pediatric intensive care unit were retrospectively reviewed,including age, affected organs, fever duration, hospital stay duration, mechanical ventilation duration, prognosis, underlying diseases, mortality, culture results and drug sensitivity test results. Of the 62 PA-positive children, 25 (40%) were aged under 6 months and 47 (76%) under 2 years, with a median age of 28.8 months. Twenty-seven showed one positive result for sputum culture or endotracheal tube aspirates culture, 3 showed one positive result for blood culture, and 32 showed more than two positive results for blood, sputum or endotracheal tube aspirates cultures. On average, 2.8 organs were affected in each patient, with the respiratory system involved most frequently (58 patients, 94%). The mean fever duration was 7.3 days and the mean hospital stay duration was 34.2 days. In the 62 patients, 35 (57%) were cured and 17 (27%) died. Mechanical ventilation was administered to 51 patients (82%) for a m...Continue Reading

Related Concepts

Fungus Drug Sensitivity Tests
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas Infections
Retrospective Studies
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Antibiotic Resistance, Bacterial
Antibiotics
Blood
Blood Cell Count
Cefazolin

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