Table 2.

Microbiologic features of the study population

VariableThigh GraftUpper Extremity GraftP
No. of patients4092
Positive wound cultures26 of 40 (65%)48 of 92 (52%)0.19
Concurrent positive blood cultures11 of 26 (42%)12 of 48 (25%)0.19
Wound cultures positive for Gram-negative rods8 of 26 (31%)2 of 48 (4%)0.003
Breakdown of organisms
Gram-positive coccus1848
    Staphylococcus aureus1339
    Staphylococcus epidermidis26
    Enterococcus33
Gram-negative rods8a2b
    Escherichia coli3
    Enterobacter3
    Serratia11
    Proteus11
    Citrobacter1
    Pseudomonas1
  • a Two patients grew two different Gram-negative rods.

  • b Two patients had cultures positive for a Gram-positive coccus and a Gram-negative rod.