Table 3

Clinical data on 149 patients with 4 different bacteraemias

Disease severity

All

S. aureus

Str. Pneumoniae

β-hemolytic streptococci

E. coli

p-value*

n = 149

n = 41

n = 42

n = 23

n = 43

(%)

(%)

(%)

(%)

(%)


Dieda

19 (12.8)

8 (19.5)

8 (19.0)

2 (8.7)

1 (2.3)

0.031

Needed ICU stay

47 (31.5)

15 (36.6)

16 (38.1)

10 (43.5)

6 (14.0)

0.029

Needed mechanical ventilation

22 (14.8)

7 (17.1)

10 (23.8)

3 (13.0)

2 (4.7)

0.092

Needed CVVHD

7 (4.7)

5 (12.2)

0 (0)

2 (8.7)

0 (0)

0.006

Needed haemodialysis

2 (1.3)

2 (4.9)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0.097

Sofa Score >4b

39 (28.9)

9 (25.0)

10 (26.3)

11 (50.0)

9 (23.1)

0.122

Low platelet countc

21 (14.1)

8 (19.5)

3 (7.1)

4 (17.4)

6 (14.0)

0.411

Elevated bilirubin leveld

51 (34.2)

14 (34.1)

12 (28.6)

10 (43.5)

15 (34.9)

0.687

Lowered GCSe

60 (40.3)

19 (46.3)

18 (42.9)

10 (43.9)

13 (30.2)

0.45

Hypotensivef

56 (37.6)

13 (31.7)

19 (45.2)

11 (47.8)

13 (30.2)

0.299


aDeath due to bacteraemia episode occurred within 30 days from the day of positive blood culture.

bSOFA score was registered 1–4 days after positive blood culture finding (median 3 days). Data available from 135 patients.

cPlatelet count at least once lower than 50 10E9/L 0–8 days after positive blood culture

dBilirubin level elevated (>25 μmol/L) at least once 0–8 days after positive blood culture

eGlasgow coma scale lowered (<15) at least once 0–6 days after positive blood culture

fHypotensive (MAP <70 mmhg) at least once 0–6 days after positive blood culture

*The difference between groups of patients with bacteraemia caused by different organisms

Huttunen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-13

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