Table 1

Characteristics of infants colonized with ST1-MRSA-IVa in an NICU in Palermo, Italy, 2011
Case Gender Birth date Admission date Inborn/outborn Gestational age at birth (week) Weight at birth (g) Delivery Reason for admission Length of stay (days) Date of first isolation of ST1-MRSA-IVa1 Risk factor(s) Outcome
1 F March 28 April 3 outborn 28 760 CS surgery 45 May 5 CVC, ET, nCPAP, TPN discharged
22 M February 19 April 4 outborn 29 960 CS surgery 35 April 5 CVC, ET, nCPAP discharged
3 F May 9 May 9 outborn 35 2240 CS respiratory distress 19 May 10 CVC discharged
4 F May 16 May 16 inborn 39 2770 CS malformation 41 June 14 CVC, ET died
5 F May 4 May 17 outborn 37 2660 VD malformation 793 June 28 CVC, ET, nCPAP discharged
6 M May 17 May 17 inborn 30 1420 CS preterm care 42 May 24 CVC, nCPAP discharged
7 F June 6 June 6 inborn 39 3090 VD malformation 49 July 12 CVC discharged
8 F June 11 June 11 outborn 27 870 CS preterm care 62 June 28 CVC, ET, nCPAP, TPN discharged
9 F June 12 June 13 outborn 30 1450 CS preterm care 41 July 5 CVC, ET, nCPAP discharged
10 M June 19 June 19 inborn 36 2380 CS respiratory distress 12 June 28 none discharged
11 F June 22 June 22 inborn 33 1360 CS19 malformation 26 July 12 CVC, ET, nCPAP, TPN died
12 F July 7 July 7 outborn 37 1760 CS malformation 22 July 12 none discharged
13 F July 13 July 13 inborn 39 4220 CS respiratory distress 7 July 19 none discharged
14 M July 17 July 18 inborn 42 1980 VD respiratory distress 14 July 19 none discharged

CS = caesarian section, VD = vaginal delivery, CVC = central venous catheter, ET = endotracheal tube, nCPAP = nasal continuous positive airway pressure, TPN = total parenteral nutrition.

1weekly screening.

2index case.

3transferred to a cardiac surgery ward after 69 days of NICU stay and re-admitted after 6 days

Giuffrè et al.

Giuffrè et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:64   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-64

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