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Table 2 P. aeruginosa colonization during ICU stay in 4 screening sites

From: A prospective survey of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection in the intensive care unit

  Any site (%) Pharynx (%) EA (%) Urine (%) Rectum (%)
Admission screening (n = 38) 13 (34) 3 (23) 6 (46) 1 (7) 10 (77)
Week 1 (n = 21) 11 (52) 5 (45) 3 (27) 0 (0) 10 (91)
Week 2 (n = 8) 6 (75) 4 (66) 3 (50) 0 (0) 6 (100)
Week 3 (n = 7) 5 (71) 4 (80) 4 (80) 1 (20) 4 (80)
Week 4 (n = 4) 2 (50) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (100)
Week 5 (n = 2) 1 (50) 1 (100) 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Week 6 (n = 1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. ICU intensive care unit, EA endotracheal aspirate