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Table 3 Comparison of Bacteria Between Conventional Cultivation Methods and 16S rDNA Sequencing Analysis in the Bacterial Infection Group

From: Clinical impact of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus on bacterial pneumonia: cultivation and 16S ribosomal RNA gene analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Risk factors (Positive/Negative)** The percentage of clones of MRSA phylotype (%)
Positive Negative P-value
Use of Glucocorticoid**/Immunosuppressant (6/36) 40.2 ± 41.4 19.0 ± 28.3 0.305
Histories/Risks of aspiration (23/19) 18.7 ± 33.2 25.2 ± 29.2 0.422
Antibiotic therapy in the preceding 90 days (12/30) 30.1 ± 40.7 17.5 ± 25.7 0.391
History of pathogens detection in the preceding 90 days* (9/30) 38.2 ± 35.1 15.4 ± 28.9 0.105
  1. *Unknown data in three cases, **“Positive” and “Negative” indicate the number of patients with or without each risk factor, respectively.
  2. Abbreviations: MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus