Table 2

Characteristics of respiratory samples

Characteristicn (%)
Respiratory sample
 Sputum24 (18.3)
 BAL101 (77.1)
 Endotracheal6 (4.6)
Culture positive109 (83.2)
Organism type
 Gram positive66 (46.1)
 Gram negative77 (53.8)
Gram-positive organisms
 MSSA34 (23.8)
 MRSA12 (8.4)
Streptococcus pneumoniae11 (7.7)
S. agalactiae3 (2.1)
S. pyogenes3 (2.1)
 Other2 (1.4)
Gram-negative organisms
Haemophilus influenzae21 (14.7)
Klebsiella pneumoniae20 (13.9)
Escherichia coli10 (7.0)
Enterobacter sp8 (5.6)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa7 (4.9)
Moraxella catarrhalis3 (2.1)
 Other7 (4.9)
  • BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage; ; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.