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Table 1 Patient baseline characteristics. SD, standard deviation; APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay

From: Dynamics of C-reactive protein and white blood cell count in critically ill patients with nosocomial Gram positive vs. Gram negative bacteremia: a historical cohort study

Characteristic Episodes of Gram-positive bacteremia (n= 42) Episodes of Gram-negative bacteremia (n= 63) P
Age, years, mean (SD) 55.6 ± 19.5 58.3 ± 15.2 0.905
Female, No (%) 15 (41.7) 16 (33.3) 0.497
APACHE II, mean (SD) 19.1 ± 6.7 20.5 ± 7.8 0.400
Comorbidity    
   Liver disease, No (%) 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0) 0.429
Antibiotic therapy    
   Adequate therapy ≤24-hrs, No (%) 22 (52.4) 48 (76.6) 0.010
   Adequate therapy ≤48-hrs, No (%) 30 (70.7) 56 (89.6) 0.037
   Adequate therapy, No (%) 38 (90.5) 57 (90.5) 0.999
   Delay in the start of adequate therapy, mean (SD) 1.6 ± 1.6 0.6 ± 0.8 <0.001
Outcome    
   ICU LOS, median (range) 16.5 (5.5–31.0) 19.5 (3.0–30.3) 0.726
   ICU LOS before onset of bacteremia, median (range) 9.0 (1.3–24.0) 8.0 (2.3–17.8) 0.544
   In-hospital mortality, No (%) 13 (36.1) 22 (45.8) 0.503