Table 2: Shows comparison between Pseudomonas Aeruginosa blood stream infection between current data and other similar studies.

Clinical Characteristics Present study Erol et al. 2014 Kadambari et al. 2014 Leigh et al. 1999
Location Australia Turkey United Kingdom United States
Study period (years) 2002-2013 (11 years) 2006-2010 (5 years) 2005-2011 (7 years) 1989-1993 (5 years)
Type of study Retrospective Retrospective Retrospective Retrospective case control
Study population Neonates admitted in NICU -Same- -Same- -Same-
Total number with Blood stream infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa 6 9 39 22
Mean gestation 25.5 31 26 27.4 0.4
Mean weight (grams) 815.16 1515 840 911 48
Sex ratio (M:F) 4:2 6:3 1:3 15:7
Mean time of onset of infection (days) 9.6 (4-24) 7 (5-41) 14 (1-262) 44 10 (6-192)
Clinical features Episodes of Brady and desaturation, Feed intolerance. Hyperglycemia a week before positive culture, increasing oxygen requirements, Temperature instability, bradycardia Feeding intolerance, worsening respiratory distress, Increase apnea and bradycardia, temperature instability.
Mortality 3/6 (50%) 3/9 (33.3%) 15/39 (38.5%) 11/22 (50%)
Complications Shock, DIC Not stated NEC

DIC: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy, NEC: Necrotizing Enterocolitis