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Table 3 Treatment and outcomes of neonatal bloodstream infections among the three CRP groups

From: Characteristics of neonates with culture-proven bloodstream infection who have low levels of C-reactive protein (10 mg/L)

  CRP 0–10 mg/L (n = 247) CRP 11–100 mg/L (n = 563) CRP > 100 mg/L (n = 176) P value
Treatment     
 Invasive intubation 106 (42.9) 254 (45.1) 95 (54.0) 0.042
 High frequency oscillatory ventilator 18 (7.3) 57 (10.1) 25 (14.2) 0.021
Inadequate antibiotic treatment with the first 24 h 72 (29.1) 150 (26.6) 42 (23.9) 0.463
Outcomes     
 Infectious complications 13 (5.3) 49 (8.7) 42 (23.9) <0.001
 Sepsis attributable mortality 12 (4.9) 37 (6.6) 24 (13.6) 0.001