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Table 2 Results of univariate analysis

From: A composite score combining procalcitonin, C-reactive protein and temperature has a high positive predictive value for the diagnosis of intensive care-acquired infections

  NI - (88) NI + (25) p
PCT D-4 (ng/mL) 0.44 (0.12–1.82) 1.25 (0.18–9.2) 0.18
PCT D0 (ng/mL) 0.2 (0.1-0.9) 3.6 (0.92–25) < 0.0001
CRP D-4 (mg/L) 84 (34–164) 109 (59–179) 0.18
CRP D0 (mg/L) 57 (31–105) 173 (126–188) < 0.0001
WBC D-4 (cells/mm3) 11430 (7900–15600) 10320 (7445–11955) 0.28
WBC D0 (cells/mm3) 10540 (7115–13512) 12680 (8800–13500) 0.08
Temperature D-4 (°C) 37.9 (37.4–38.4) 38.2 (37.8–38.7) 0.08
Temperature D0 (°C) 37.8 (37.5–38.1) 39 (38.2–39.5) < 0.0001
ΔPCT (ng/mL) 0 (0–0) 1.6 (0,06–7.01) < 0.0001
ΔCRP (mg/L) 0.5 (0–21) 75 (37–130) < 0.0001
  1. Data are presented as median values (lower and upper quartiles). NI: Nosocomial Infection. *: p < 0.05.