TABLE 1.

Characteristics of the 56 patients with P. aeruginosa infections

CharacteristicValuea
No. (%) male patients34 (60.7)
Mean (SD) age (yr)60.9 (19.8)
Mean (SD) wt (kg)81.2 (21.4)
Race
    Caucasian44 (78.6)
    Hispanic7 (12.5)
    Other5 (8.9)
Mean (SD)APACHE II score13.8 (7.0)
Mean (SD) CLCR (ml/min)99.4 (53.9)
No. (%) of patients with infection at the following site:
    Respiratory37 (66.1)
    Skin and skin structure14 (25.0)
    Bacteremia5 (8.9)
Mean (SD) Charlson comorbidity score3.8 (3.6)
No. (%) of patients with the following comorbidities:
    Diabetes18 (32.1)
    Cardiovascular disease22 (39.3)
    Chronic renal failure11 (19.6)
    Immunosuppression4 (7.1)
No. (%) of patients receiving the following cefepime regimen:
    1 g every 24 h2 (3.6)
    1 g every 12 h28 (50)
    1 g every 8 h12 (21.4)
    2 g every 12 h2 (3.6)
    2 g every 8 h4 (7.1)
    2 g every 8 h (3-h infusion)8 (14.3)
  • a Data are for 56 patients.