TABLE 1.

Individual P. aeruginosa isolates by patient location and culture site, 1993 to 2002

Isolate parameterResult for:
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002
No. of isolates9601,0411,1221,0751,3382,3121,7161,6231,861951
Patient location (%)
    Burn ICU1302213454
    Medical ICU46525548465052464444
    Neurology ICU3442454656
    Surgical ICU31283334343429293231
    Pediatric/Newborn ICU4733333858
    Others1565111179797
Culture (%)
    Blood3778977887
    Pulmonary sourcesa63656467646460626266
    Urine1313109101215131010
    Wound4465676656
    Othersb17111311111012111511
  • a Pulmonary sources include sputum, bronchial washings, tracheal aspirates, pleural fluid, and lung tissue.

  • b Other sources included abdomen or peritoneal cavity, bone, cerebrospinal fluid, liver, pancreas, spleen, and catheter tips.