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Table 3 Clinical outcomes

From: Impact of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometric evaluation on the clinical outcomes of patients with bacteremia and fungemia in clinical settings lacking an antimicrobial stewardship program: a pre-post quasi experimental study

Outcomes Conventional period n = 302 (%) MALDI-TOF period n = 254 (%) P Value†
Time to pathogen identification (hours) 86.4 ± 30.0 63.5 ± 23.3 < 0.001
Time to effective therapy (hours) 27.4 ± 35.8 23.2 ± 34.2 0.187
30-day all-cause mortality 53 (17.5) 40 (15.7) 0.571
Time to microbiological clearance (days) 3.6 ± 2.4 3.7 ± 2.8 0.675
Length of ICU stay (days) 16.8 ± 31.7 14.7 ± 22.0 0.706
30-day Recurrence of same BSI 15 (5.0) 7 (2.8) 0.183
  1. *Abbreviations: MALDI-TOF matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight, ICU intensive care unit, BSI bloodstream infection
  2. P-values were calculated using the chi-square or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and Student’s t-test for continuous variables