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Table 2 Types of antibiotic regimen (n = 90) divided into monotherapy and combination therapy

From: Germs of thrones - spontaneous decolonization of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Western Europe: is this myth or reality?

Antibiotic (International drug name) N (%)
Monotherapy
 Amoxicillin-clavulanate 20
 Piperacillin-tazobactam 9
 Third-generation cephalosporin 8
 Carbapenem 6
 Fluoroquinolone 5
 Amoxicillin 4
 Glycopeptide 1
 Other 2
 TOTAL 55 (61.1)
Combination therapy with 2 antibiotics
 Piperacillin-tazobactam + fluoroquinolone 6
 Third-generation cephalosporin + other antibiotic 6
 Amoxicillin-clavulanate + Fluoroquinolone 4
 Third-generation cephalosporin + fluoroquinolone 3
 Carbapenem + other antibiotic 3
 Amoxicillin-clavulanate + other antibiotic 3
 Piperacillin-tazobactam + tigecyclin 1
 Piperacillin-tazobactam + antibiotic active against MRSAa 2
 Fluoroquinolone + rifampin 1
 TOTAL 29 (32.2)
Combination therapy with 3 or more antibiotics
 Carbapenem + fluoroquinolone + aminoglycoside 2
 Pipera-tazobactam + fluoroquinolone + aminoglycoside 1
 Carbapenem + colistin + tigecyclin 1
 Pipera-tazobactam + fluoroquinolone + linezolide 1
 Carbapenem + colistin + glycopeptide 1
 TOTAL 6 (6.7)
  1. aMRSA: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus