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Table 4 Comparison of outcomes according to adequacy of antibiotics

From: Risk factors for mortality in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia; retrospective study of impact of combination antimicrobial therapy

  Survivor (n = 182) Non survivor (n = 52) P value
All patients (n = 234) Empirical Combination 31 (17.0%) 7 (13.5%) 0.74
  Monotherapy 78 (42.9%) 25 (48.1%)  
  Inappropriate 31 (17.0%) 7 (13.5%)  
Targeted Combination 36 (19.8%) 6 (11.5%) 0.31
  Monotherapy 109 (59.9%) 32 (61.5%)  
  Inappropriate 37 (20.3%) 14 (26.9%)  
Patients with neutropenia (n = 54) Empirical Combination 19 (52.7%) 4 (22.2%) 0.001
  Monotherapy 16 (44.4%) 7 (38.8%)  
  Inadequate 1 (2.7%) 7 (38.8%)  
Targeted Combination 21 (58.3%) 10 (55.5%) 0.01
  Monotherapy 14 (38.8%) 3 (16.7%)  
   Inadequate 1 (2.7%) 5 (27.7%)