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Table 4 Prediction of clinical strain by screening sites according to diagnosis

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

Diagnosis Clinical clone Concordant screening sites Discordant screening sites
EA P Rc U EA P Rc U
VAP A + + +    +   
K2    +     +  
E1 + +       
I1 + +      +  
R +   +      
S1 + +      +  
S2 + +      +  
U + + +      
Screen site utility for VAP (%) 7/8 (87) 6/8 (75) 4/8 (50) NA NA 1/8 (12) 4/8 (50) NA
SSI B1 + +       
C2        +  
O    +     +  
P + + + +     
Screen site utility for SSI (%) 2/4 (50) 2/4 (50) 2/4 (50) 1/4 (25) NA NA 2/4 (50) NA
BSI G + + +      
IAI D1    +      
Screen site utility for all infections (%) 10/14 (71) 9/14 (64) 8/14 (57) 1/14 (7) NA 1/14 (7) 6/14 (43) NA
  1. VAP ventilator associated pneumonia, SSI surgical site infection, BSI blood stream infection, IAI intraabdominal infection, EA endotracheal aspirate, P pharynx, Rc rectum, U urine