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Table 4 Treatments, complications and outcomes

From: Comparison of clinical characteristics and outcomes of pyogenic liver abscess patients < 65 years of age versus ≥ 65 years of age

  Total N = 332 Under 65 N = 250 Over 65 N = 82 P value
Treatments (n, %)
 Empirical antibiotic treatment 170(51.2%) 135(54.0%) 35(42.7%) 0.075
 Antibiotics alone 96(28.9%) 65(26.0%) 31(37.8%) 0.120
 Percutaneous drainage 188(56.6%) 148(59.2%) 40(48.8%)
 Surgical drainage 48(14.5%) 37(14.8%) 11(13.4%)
Complications (n, %)
 Sepsis 151(45.5%) 111(44.4%) 40(48.8%) 0.489
 Septic shock 3(0.9%) 2(0.8%) 1(1.2%) 0.574
 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome 3(0.9%) 3(1.2%) 0(0) 1
 Acute kidney injury 1(0.3%) 1(0.4%) 0(0) 1
 Spontaneous rupture of abscess 2(0.6%) 1(0.4%) 1(1.2%) 0.434
 Pleural effusion 117(35.2%) 87(34.8%) 30(36.6%) 0.769
 Portal venous thrombosis 2(0.6%) 2(0.8%) 0(0) 1
 Metastatic complications 8(2.4%) 7(2.8%) 1(1.2%) 0.693
Outcomes (% or mean ± S.D.)
 Length of antibiotics required (days) 8.4 ± 5.3 8.3 ± 5.4 8.7 ± 4.9 0.535
 Time taken for temperature normalization (days) 7.0 ± 6.1 7.4 ± 6.3 5.8 ± 5.3 0.040
 Length of hospital stay (days) 15.6 ± 8.3 15.9 ± 8.3 14.7 ± 8.4 0.258
 Received antibiotic therapy in the preceding 3 months 62(18.7%) 43(17.2%) 19(23.2%) 0.229
 Re-operated 12(3.6%) 12(4.8%) 0(0) 0.093
 In-hospital mortality 0 0 0