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Table 4 Clinical outcomes in Infectious disease Intervention subgroup

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 = 79 (%) MALDI-TOF period n = 75 (%) P Value†
Time to pathogen identification (hours) 86.9 ± 30.4 62.5 ± 23.1 < 0.001
Time to effective therapy (hours) 27.8 ± 32.4 17.1 ± 25.7 0.031
30-day all-cause mortality 7 (8.9) 5 (6.7) 0.612
Time to microbiological clearance (days) 4.1 ± 3.0 3.4 ± 2.0 0.081
Length of ICU stay (days) 14.1 ± 26.0 11.7 ± 12.8 0.719
30-day Recurrence of same BSI 2 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 0.497
  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