Table 1.

Characteristics of patients and KPC-3-producing K. pneumoniae isolates in the ICU of the Cannizzaro hospital

Patient and isolate(s)aType of admission or isolation sourceDate sample obtained (mo/day)Type of samplePattern of acquisitionDischarge status from ICU
Patient 1UnscheduledDead
K1Surgical3/11Blood from CVCbCRIc
Patient 2MedicalAlive
K23/16BloodInfection
K33/16SputumInfection
Patient 3UnscheduledAlive
K4Surgical3/23Tonsillar swabCarriage
Patient 4MedicalDead
K53/24Arterial catheter tipd
K63/27UrineColonization
K73/29BloodCRI
K83/29SputumColonization
K93/30Blood from CVC
Patient 5MedicalDead
K104/4Urinecolonization
Patient 6MedicalAlive
K114/14BloodInfection
Patient 7ScheduledDead
K12Surgical4/14Peritoneal fluidInfection
Patient 8MedicalDead
K134/27Tonsillar swabCarriage
K144/27SputumInfection
Patient 9MedicalAlive
K154/27Tonsillar swabCarriage
Patient 10MedicalDead
K164/28SputumInfection
Patient 11Medical5/9Alive
K17UrineInfection
Patient 12MedicalAlive
K185/11BloodInfection
Patient 13ScheduledAlive
K19Surgical5/12SputumInfection
Patient 14MedicalAlive
K205/12SputumInfection
Patient 15MedicalAlive
K215/16Arterial catheter tipInfection
K225/18UrineInfection
Patient 16MedicalAlive
K235/24UrineInfection
K245/25SputumInfection
  • a Isolate designations are arbitrary.

  • b CVC, central venous catheter.

  • c CRI, central venous catheter-related infection.

  • d Dashes designate multiple isolates already associated with the pattern of acqisition.