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Table 1 General characteristics of the entire cohort of patients with bacteremia acquired in intensive care units

From: Acinetobacter spp. are associated with a higher mortality in intensive care patients with bacteremia: a survival analysis

  Acinetobacter spp. Other pathogensa Total
Number of patients (%) 59 (42) 82 (58) 141 (100)
Age
 Mean (SD) 52 (18) 56 (16) 54 (17)
 Median (overall range) 51 (17–92) 57 (18–85) 56 (17–92)
Male sex (%) 42 (71) 45 (55) 87 (62)
APACHE II score
 Mean (SD) 20 (7) 20 (9) 20 (8)
 Median (overall range) 20 (7–40) 19 (0–41) 19 (0–41)
CHARLSON score
 Mean (SD) 3 (3) 3 (3) 3 (3)
 Median (overall range) 2 (0–10) 3 (0–11) 3 (0–11)
Co-morbid condition (%)
 Diabetes mellitus 14 (24) 17 (21) 31 (22)
 Liver cirrhosis 18 (31) 10 (12) 28 (20)
 Cancer 12 (20) 21 (26) 33 (23)
 Solid organ transplant 17 (29) 13 (16) 30 (21)
  Liver transplant 14 (24) 10 (12) 24 (17)
  Kidney transplant 3 (5) 3 (4) 6 (4)
 Hematopoietic cell transplant 0 (0) 2 (2) 2 (1)
 HIV infection 3 (5) 6 (7) 9 (6)
 Chronic renal disease 15 (25) 16 (20) 31 (22)
 Obstructive pulmonar disease 4 (7) 8 (10) 12 (9)
 Trauma 8 (14) 7 (9) 15 (11)
 Systemic arterial hypertension 19 (32) 37 (45) 56 (40)
ICU length of stay previous to bacteremia (in days)
 Mean (SD) 11 (14) 17 (36) 15 (29)
 Median (overall range) 7 (2–82) 9 (2–314) 8 (2–314)
Initial site of infection
 Bloodstream 43 (73) 58 (71) 101 (72)
 Pneumonia 3 (5) 11 (13) 14 (10)
 Surgical site 5 (8) 6 (7) 11 (8)
 Urinary tract 1 (2) 2 (2) 3 (2)
 Skin and soft tissue 3 (5) 0 (0) 3 (2)
 Other 4 (7) 5 (7) 9 (6)
  1. SD standard deviation, ICU intensive care unit
  2. aIncludes Klebsiella pneumoniae (n: 24), Staphylococcus aureus (n: 21), Enterobacter spp. (n: 15), Enterococcus spp. (n: 12), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n: 10)