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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of neonates with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter sepsis who were treated with Colistin

From: Intravenous Colistin in the treatment of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter in neonates

Preterm <37 weeks 18 (86 %)
Gestational age—median (range) 33 (26–40)
Birth weight—mean (range) 1700 (800–3600)
VLBW 9 (43 %)
Male gender 13 (62 %)
Pre-eclampsia 3 (14 %)
PROM 3 (14 %)
Cesarean section 16 (76 %)
Apgar scores- mean (range) (min)
 1 7 (3–8)
 5 9 (7–9)
CLABSI number (%) 14 (67 %)
Late sepsis number (%) 21 (100 %)
Mean age at sepsis (days) 10 (4–30)
Carpapenems resistance (%) 19 (90 %)
Day of sepsis Colistin started 2.5 (1–6)
Treatment duration (days) 17(10–21)
Dose U/kg/day 70,000 (30,000–75,000)
Day of microbiological clearance—mean (range) 3 (1–8)
Mortality (%) 2 (9.5 %)
  1. VLBW very low birth weight, PROM prolonged rupture of membranes, CLABSI central line associated blood stream infection