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Table 5 Different antibiotic sensitivities of the 3 main bacterial families

From: Sepsis profile and outcome of preterm neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care unit of Cairo University Hospital

  Enterobacteriaceae Non-fermenters Gram positive
Cefoxitin 6 (10.5%) 1 (0.4%) 0 (0.0%)
Ceftriaxone 1 (1.5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0.0%)
Ceftazidime 1 (3.0%) 1 (8.3%) 0 (0.0%)
Gentamicin 4 (7.6%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (25%)
Imipenem-Cilastatin 14 (25.0%) 2 (9.5%) 0 (0.0%)
Ciprofloxacin 6 (10.5%) 1 (4.7%) 4 (17.3%)
Cefotaxime 1 (2.0%) 1 (5.5%) 0 (0.0%)
Cefuroxime 2 (3.6%) 0 (0.0%)
Cefoperazone-sulbactam 4 (8.0%) 1 (5.2%)
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 5 (9.8%) 2 (0.1%) 4 (20%)
Cefepime 4 (7.5%) 1 (4.3%)
Colistin 29 (96.6%) 17 (100.0%)
Meropenem 9 (18.7%) 1 (5.8%)
Cefoperazone 1 (2.2%) 1 (7.6%) 0 (0.0%)
Piperacillin-Tazobactam 4 (8.3%) 1 (5.8%)
Ampicillin-sulbactam 2 (8.6%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Amikacin 15 (27.7%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (57%)
Polymyxin B 31 (91.1%) 21 (100%)
Amoxicillin-clavulanic 3 (5.0%) 1 (4.7%) 0 (0.0%)
Tigecycline 26 (89.6%) 9 (0.6%)
Ampicillin 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Vancomycin 24 (100%)
Linezolid    24 (100%)