Comparison of antimicrobial resistance in neonatal and adult intensive care units in a tertiary teaching hospital
American Journal of Infection Control, 08/20/2012
Ariffin N et al. – Antibiotic resistance of gram–negative organisms was also significantly lower in the NICU, including resistance to imipenem (5.7% vs 32.1%; P < .001), amikacin (8.8% vs 30.3%), and ceftriaxone (36.1% vs 74.6%; P < .001). This could possibly be due to the ward–tailored antibiotic policy adopted by the NICU but not by the other ICUs.