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Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002

Research

Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Pathogens Causing Nosocomial Infections at a University Hospital in Taiwan, 1981-1999

Po-Ren Hsueh*†, Mei-Ling Chen*†, Chun-Chuan Sun†, Wen-Hwei Chen†, Hui-Ju Pan*†, Li-Seh Yang†, Shan-Chwen Chang*†, Shen-Wu Ho*†, Chin-Yu Lee†, Wei-Chuan Hsieh†, and Kwen-Tay Luh*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; †National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan;

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Table 1

Incidences of 10 top-ranking pathogens causing nosocomial infections and infections from four body sites at National Taiwan University Hospital, 1981 to 1999

Pathogen% of indicated pathogen causing nosocomial infection (1981-1986/1987-1992/1993-1998/1999)a
AllBSIRTIUTISSI
Candida spp.
3.7/9.1/14.4/16.2
1.0/9.2/16.4/16.2
2.0/5.8/2.1/2.2
8.4/16.0/23.6/14.3
2.4/5.1/5.9/6.4
Staphylococcus aureus
5.2/9.1/12.1/12.0
5.2/9.3/11.5/13.0
4.0/8.4/16.9/12.6
1.4/2.6/3.3/2.1
5.5/5.2/13.0/15.4
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
12.7/14.0/11.1/11.8
10.0/9.4/7.2/7.8
19.6/21.9/23.8/25.7
11.7/11.2/11.0/10.4
11.1/17.4/14.3/16.0
Escherichia coli
12.1/8.4/9.5/9.9
18.7/9.7/8.7/9.0
4.8/2.4/3.5/3.7
19.1/19.9/18.6/18.4
11.7/5.8/5.8/6.8
Klebsiella pneumoniae
8.1/5.5/7.2/6.8
11.6/6.6/7.7/7.0
10.9/9.4/11.5/10.8
9.0/7.0/8.6/8.2
6.9/3.5/4.2/4.6
Enterobacter spp.
6.0/7.6/7.4/6.4
8.0/8.6/7.3/6.9
5.2/8.1/11.8/8.6
9.0/8.4/6.7/6.3
4.5/7.9/7.8/5.5
Enterococcus spp.
8.8/7.8/6.7/6.2
8.7/6.2/6.3/7.6

11.6/9.7/8.1/6.5
10.1/12.6/9.6/7.9
Acinetobacter spp.
4.4/5.1/4.9/5.4
6.1/8.8/7.2/7.6
11.0/13.4/9.3/13.0


CoNS
2.8/6.9/6.6/5.1
2.7/8.5/7.9/4.9


3.2/7.1/9.1/6.8
Other NFGNB
5.7/6.1/4.8/4.1
5.9/7.7/6.8/6.7
12.3/13.1/7.8/8.2
7.4/6.5/4.4/2.8

S. marcescens


3.5/1.9/3.7/4.1


Proteus spp.


3.2/2.2/2.4/1.1
3.8/3.8/3.8/3.7

Citrobacter spp.



5.9/4.4/2.4/2.4

Viribans streptococci




5.2/5.8/4.2/3.5
Bacteroides spp.9.7/4.7/5.0/3.1

aAbbreviations: BSI = bloodstream infection; RTI = respiratory tract infection; UTI = urinary tract infection; SSI = surgical site infection; CoNS = coagulase-negative staphylococci; NFGNB = nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli.

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