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Table 3 The frequency of infectious diseases diagnosed in microbial culture laboratories

From: Antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP): an effective implementing technique for the therapy efficiency of meropenem and vancomycin antibiotics in Iranian pediatric patients

Culture type Assessed periodb p value
2014–2015 (non-ASP) 2015–2016 (with ASP)
Blood culturea 16 (23.88%)a 3 (4.41%)b 0.001
Urine culture 5 (7.46%) 3 (4.41%) > 0.05
Tracheal culture 2 (2.98%) 1 (1.47%) > 0.05
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture 1 (1.49%) > 0.05
  1. aValues in the same row followed by different letters (a, b) are significantly
  2. bThe total number of tests in 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 was 67 and 68, respectively