Table 2.

Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Sepsis in the NICU from 1988–1997

Date of sepsis1/88–9/9410/94–12/97
Empiric antibioticsVancomycin
and cefotaxime
Oxacillin
and gentamicin
Cases of fulminant sepsis 2 2
Total sepsis cases141136
Frequency of fulminant sepsis (%) 1 1
Median duration of sepsis (range)2 days (1–13)2 days (1–11)