Table 2 : Etiologic organism, site of positive culture, and gram classification of
each subject.


Subject Pathogen Source* Gram type

1 Enterococcus sp. Sputum +
2 S. pneumonia Blood +
3 None None 0
4 None None 0
5 P. aeruginosa Blood, sputum -
6 None None 0
7 MRSA Sputum +
8 MRSA BAL +
9 None None 0
10 Streptococcus sp., Viridans Pleural +
11 P. aeruginosa Sputum -
12 None None 0
13 E. Coli Blood -
14 K. pneumonia, S. maltophilia BAL -
15 Streptococcus sp., a-hemolytic BAL +
16 MSSA BAL +
17 None None 0
18 None None 0
19 C. koseri BAL -
20 S. maltophila, A. baumannii Sputum -
21 None None 0
22 Klebsiella pneumonia Catheter tip -
23 None None 0
24 None None 0
25 S. pneumonia Sputum +
26 L. pneumophila BAL (DFA) -
27 None None 0
28 Candida albicans Blood 0
29 None None 0
30 MSSA/sputum Sputum +
31 None None 0
32 MSSA Blood +
33 Streptococcus sp., group G Sputum +
34 P. aeruginosa Sputum -
35 MRSA Sputum +
36 MTB Sputum 0
37 None None 0
38 None None 0
39 MRSA Blood +
40 P. mirabilis Blood -
41 None None 0
42 Streptococcus sp., group F Sputum +
43 VRE VRE/blood +
44 None None 0
45 None None 0
46 K. pneumonia BAL -
47 P. aeruginosa Blood -
48 None None 0
49 P. aeruginosa BAL -
50 None None 0
51 MRSA Pleural +
52 E. Coli, P. mirabilis BAL -
53 S. pneumonia Sputum +

*BAL: Bronchoalveolar lavage culture; MRSA: Methicillin-resistant S. Aureus
MSSA: Methicillin-sensitive S. Aureus; VRE: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus sp.
DFA: Fluorescent antibody test

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