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Table 3 Clinical data on 149 patients with 4 different bacteraemias

From: Obesity and smoking are factors associated with poor prognosis in patients with bacteraemia

Disease severity All S. aureus Str. Pneumoniae β-hemolytic streptococci E. coli p-value*
  n = 149 n = 41 n = 42 n = 23 n = 43  
  (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)  
Dieda 19 (12.8) 8 (19.5) 8 (19.0) 2 (8.7) 1 (2.3) 0.031
Needed ICU stay 47 (31.5) 15 (36.6) 16 (38.1) 10 (43.5) 6 (14.0) 0.029
Needed mechanical ventilation 22 (14.8) 7 (17.1) 10 (23.8) 3 (13.0) 2 (4.7) 0.092
Needed CVVHD 7 (4.7) 5 (12.2) 0 (0) 2 (8.7) 0 (0) 0.006
Needed haemodialysis 2 (1.3) 2 (4.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.097
Sofa Score >4b 39 (28.9) 9 (25.0) 10 (26.3) 11 (50.0) 9 (23.1) 0.122
Low platelet countc 21 (14.1) 8 (19.5) 3 (7.1) 4 (17.4) 6 (14.0) 0.411
Elevated bilirubin leveld 51 (34.2) 14 (34.1) 12 (28.6) 10 (43.5) 15 (34.9) 0.687
Lowered GCSe 60 (40.3) 19 (46.3) 18 (42.9) 10 (43.9) 13 (30.2) 0.45
Hypotensivef 56 (37.6) 13 (31.7) 19 (45.2) 11 (47.8) 13 (30.2) 0.299
  1. aDeath due to bacteraemia episode occurred within 30 days from the day of positive blood culture.
  2. bSOFA score was registered 1–4 days after positive blood culture finding (median 3 days). Data available from 135 patients.
  3. cPlatelet count at least once lower than 50 10E9/L 0–8 days after positive blood culture
  4. dBilirubin level elevated (>25 μmol/L) at least once 0–8 days after positive blood culture
  5. eGlasgow coma scale lowered (<15) at least once 0–6 days after positive blood culture
  6. fHypotensive (MAP <70 mmhg) at least once 0–6 days after positive blood culture
  7. *The difference between groups of patients with bacteraemia caused by different organisms