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Table 3 Treatment and outcome

From: Role of outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy in the treatment of community acquired skin and soft tissue infections in Singapore

Variable Completed (n = 108) Re-admitted (n = 12) p-value
Laboratory findings (initial)
 WBC, ×109/L 10.4 (7.8–12.9) 11.0 (9.1–12.4) 0.66
 C-reactive protein, mg/L 21.8 (8–50) 74 (17–147) 0.17
Laboratory findings (end of treatment)
 WBC, ×109/L 7.7 (6.3–9.0) 9.1 (7.4–10.9) 0.21
 C-reactive protein, mg/L 3.2 (1.3–6.7) 10.1 (1.9–22.5) 0.14
IV antibiotics used
 Duration of IV antibiotics, days 3 (3–3) 3 (3–3) 0.54
 Cefazolin 77 (71.3) 8 (66.7) 0.74
 Ceftriaxone 31 (28.7) 4 (33.3) NA
PO antibiotics used
 Duration of PO antibiotics, days 7 (7–7) 7 (6–12) 0.26
  1. For categorical variables, data was presented in frequencies and percentages. Fisher’s exact test was used to test for association
  2. For continuous variables, data was presented in median and interquartile range. Mann-Whitney test was used to test for differences
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