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Table 3 Proportion of patients receiving each of the 10 most common antibacterial spectra

From: Variation in antibiotic treatment for diabetic patients with serious foot infections: A retrospective observational study

  Overall Cellulitis and
Gangrene
Cellulitis and
Osteomyelitis
Cellulitis and
Ulcer
Cellulitis Only
  (n = 2248) (n = 894) (n = 503) (n = 644) (n = 207)
  Observed Proportion (Range*) %
G + St(res) G-Ps An 25.8 (33.9) 26.7 (18.3) 26.2 (43.8) 25.8 (11.0) 20.8 (25.1)
G + St G-Ps An 23.2 (22.0) 28.0 (20.3) 20.9 (19.9) 21.0 (15.8) 15.0 (22.0)
G + St G-Br An 14.7 (45.0) 14.3 (37.3) 13.9 (37.0) 15.2 (18.9) 16.4 (28.6)
G + St(res) G-Ps 7.8 (5.5) 6.8 (5.6) 8.2 (10.1) 9.0 (11.0) 7.2 (8.3)
G + St(res) 6.9 (13.8) 6.2 (6.1) 9.5 (20.7) 5.7 (7.0) 7.7 (13.8)
G + St G- 6.1 (11.7) 4.4 (5.4) 4.4 (18.2) 8.1 (13.4) 11.6 (6.2)
G + St 1.9 (2.2) 1.9 (2.9) 2.0 (8.4) 2.2 (2.5) 1.0 ( - )
G + St(res) G-Br An 1.9 (1.9) 1.0 (9.6) 2.4 (7.5) 1.9 (8.4) 4.3 (11.3)
G + St An 1.8 (5.1) 1.9 (3.5) 1.0 (15.6) 1.7 (5.2) 3.4 (34.5)
G + St(res) G-Br 1.7 (2.7) 1.1 (5.8) 1.4 (12.4) 2.3 (13.1) 2.9 (18.0)
  1. * Statistic uses shrunken hospital rates (see methods)
  2. ( - ) No range
  3. Key: G + St = Methicillin sensitive S. aureus
  4. G + St(res) = Methicillin resistant S. aureus
  5. G- = Narrow spectrum Gram negative
  6. G-Br = Broad spectrum Gram negative
  7. G-Ps = Broad spectrum Gram negative including Ps. aeruginosa
  8. An = Specific anaerobic agents (clindamycin or metronidazole)