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Table 2 Percentage of effective empirical antibiotics and the outcomes for patients with community-onset Escherichia coli bacteremia

From: Prevalence of and risk factor for community-onset third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli bacteremia at a medical center in Taiwan

  3GC-susceptible (n = 543) 3GC-resistant (n = 133) P value
Effective empirical antibiotic treatmenta 503 (92.6) 61 (45.9) < 0.001
Death within 48 hoursa 13 (2.4) 9 (6.8) 0.011
Persistent bacteremiaa 72 (13.3) 18 (13.5) 0.963
Death within 14 daysa 43 (7.9) 21 (15.8) 0.005
Length of hospital stay, median (range)b 14 (3–157) 18 (6–159) < 0.001c
  1. aData are presented as no. (%) of patients
  2. bExcluding patients who died during hospitalization (only 396 patients in the 3GC-susceptible group and 100 in the 3GC-resistant group were analyzed)
  3. cUsing Mann–Whitney U test
  4. Abbreviation: 3GC third-generation cephalosporin