Table 4

Clinical and microbiological outcome [n (%)] of patients included in the study
Intervention Non intervention
Complete Partial Non adherence Total
N 199 141 231 571 602
Length of hospitalization (days; mean ±SD) 24.1 ± 29.3 26.5 ± 24.3 20.2 ± 18.8 23.1 ± 24.3 20.3 ± 33.8
Clinical outcome
  Cure + improvement 184 (92.5) 121 (85.8) 185 (80.1) a 490 (85.8) 493 (81.9) a
  Death 4 (2.0) 5 (3.5) 12 (5.2) 21 (3.7) 30 (5.0)
Microbiological outcome
No. patients microbiologically evaluableb 36 (18.1) 29 (20.6) 40 (17.3) 105 (18.4) 85 (14.1)
  Eradication 25 (69.4) 11 (37.9) 8 (20.0) a 44 (41.9) 18 (21.2) a,c

ap<0.001 versus complete adherence; bpatients with initial positive culture and at least one follow-up culture; cp<0.001 versus Total intervention.

Fariñas et al.

Fariñas et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:292   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-292

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