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TABLE 2

Empiric Antibiotic Therapy

Route and Name of Empiric AntibioticN = 316, n (%)
Parenteral therapy only 43 (13.6) 
 Third-generation cephalosporin only 24 (7.6) 
 Third-generation cephalosporin and othera 3 (0.9) 
 Ampicillin and gentamicin 1 (0.3) 
 Ampicillin and third- or fourth-generation cephalosporinb 15 (4.7) 
Parenteral cephalosporinc followed by an oral antibiotic 38 (12.0) 
 Amoxicillin-clavulanate 1 (0.3) 
 Cephalexin 27 (8.5) 
 Third-generation cephalosporind 10 (3.2) 
Oral antibiotic only 235 (74.4) 
 Cephalexin 178 (56.3) 
 Third-generation cephalosporine 27 (8.5) 
 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 18 (5.7) 
 Otherf 12 (3.8) 
Route and Name of Empiric AntibioticN = 316, n (%)
Parenteral therapy only 43 (13.6) 
 Third-generation cephalosporin only 24 (7.6) 
 Third-generation cephalosporin and othera 3 (0.9) 
 Ampicillin and gentamicin 1 (0.3) 
 Ampicillin and third- or fourth-generation cephalosporinb 15 (4.7) 
Parenteral cephalosporinc followed by an oral antibiotic 38 (12.0) 
 Amoxicillin-clavulanate 1 (0.3) 
 Cephalexin 27 (8.5) 
 Third-generation cephalosporind 10 (3.2) 
Oral antibiotic only 235 (74.4) 
 Cephalexin 178 (56.3) 
 Third-generation cephalosporine 27 (8.5) 
 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 18 (5.7) 
 Otherf 12 (3.8) 
a

Includes 2 patients who received ceftriaxone and vancomycin together and 1 patient who received ceftriaxone and then was switched to ciprofloxacin.

b

Includes patients who received ampicillin in combination with a third-generation cephalosporin (n = 14) or cefepime (n = 1).

c

Includes ceftriaxone (n = 37) and cefazolin (n = 1).

d

Includes cefdinir (n = 9) and cefpodoxime (n = 1).

e

Includes cefdinir (n = 23), cefixime (n = 1), and cefprozil (n = 3).

f

Includes amoxicillin (n = 3), amoxicillin-clavulanate (n = 4), ciprofloxacin (n = 3), doxycycline (n = 1), nitrofurantoin (n = 1).

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