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Table 1 Patient characteristics at ICU admission

From: Diagnostic accuracy of procalcitonin in critically ill immunocompromised patients

  Patients with
Bacterial Infection
n = 58
Patients without
Bacterial Infection
n = 61
Odds Ratio
(95% confidence interval)
P value
Age (years) 62.4 (45.4-70.6) 46.3 (39.1-60.5) 1.03 (1.00-1.05) 0.153
Female gender - no. (%) 23 (39.7) 27 (44.3) 0.3 (0.39-1.72) 0.61
Comorbidities     
Liver disease, n (%) 2 (3.45) 4 (6.55) 1.96 (0.34-11.16) 0.44
Renal Dysfunction, n (%) 7 (12.07) 5 (8.19) 0.65 (0.19-2.18) 0.48
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 6 (10.34) 1 (1.63) 0.14 (0.17-1.24) 0.07
COPD, n (%) 7 (12.07) 7 (11.47) 0.94 (0.31-2.88) 0.92
Heart disease, n (%) 7 (12.07) 7 (11.47) 0.94 (0.31-2.88) 0.92
Reasons for ICU admission     
   Acute Respiratory Failure 29(50) 21(34.42) 0.52 (2.25-1.10) 0.08
   Shock 25(43.1) 4(6.55) 10.79 (3.45-33.73) < 0.001
   Coma 1 (1.7) 15 (24.6) 0.54 (0.01-0.42) 0.005
   Acute kidney injury 0 (0) 7 (11.47) / /
SAPSII score at admission 47.5 (38-66) 42 (30-54.5) 1.016/point (1.0-1.03) 0.05
LOD at Day 1 4 (3-6) 4 (1-6) 1.11 (0.32-1.01) 0.66
LOD at Day 3 3 (1-5) 2 (1-4) 1.1 (0.93-1.31) 0.28
Invasive ventilation on Day 1 20 (34.48) 27 (44.26) 0.66 (0.31-1.39) 0.27
Vasoactive drugs on Day 1 27 (46.55) 11 (18.03) 3.96 (1.72-9.10) 0.002
Dialysis on Day 1 7 (12.07) 6 (9.83) 1.26 (0.40-4.00) 0.69
Hospital mortality, n (%) 20 (34) 19 (31.15) 1.16 (0.54-2.50) 0.69
  1. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; LOD: Logistic Organ Dysfunction system;
  2. SAPSII: Simplified Acute Physiology Score version II