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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory details of patients with possible BSI

From: In-depth analysis of T2Bacteria positive results in patients with concurrent negative blood culture: a case series

DemographicsAge range, GenderBrief History of present illnessT2Bacteria resultOther (+) culture with pathogen different than T2-detected within 21 daysAntibiotics used/Activity against T2 detected bacterium (% susceptibility)Radiologic FindingsDischarge Diagnosis
Patient 1218–49, FChest pain, fever, hypoxemia, and tachycardia. Active Cocaine/Heroin IV user, HCV, recent dental surgery.S. aureusNoVAN, AZM, TZP/ (VAN-100%)CT: c/w pneumonia. TTE was negativePneumonia
Patient 13> 65, FSudden onset left sided abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.P. aeruginosaNoCIP, MTZ / (CIP-85%)i) CT (day 1): Acute uncomplicated diverticulitis ii) CT (day 3): Minimally complicated diverticulitis with micro-perforation, as well as new secondary enteritis and small bowel obstructionDiverticulitis
Patient 1418–49, FFever, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting. Diagnosed with breast cancer, on Trastuzumab (had chest port site).E. coliBC from port site yielded CoNS (−1d) (considered contaminant)VAN, FEP / (FEP-98%)Sepsis without clear source identified
Patient 1518–49, MAbdominal pain, fever, nausea after appendectomy (Postoperative day 4). Reported a sharp RLQ pain and ecchymosis surrounding his incisions.P. aeruginosaCulture of drainage from right lower quadrant collection yielded E. coli and Clostridium speciesTZP / (TZP-91%)CT: Right lower quadrant collection compatible with a postoperative hematoma with possible superinfectionInfected postoperative hematoma
  1. AZM Azithromycin, CIP Ciprofloxacin, CFZ Cefazolin, CoNS Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, CT Computed Tomography, c/w compatible with, F Female, FEP Cefepime, M Male, MEM Meropenem, MTZ Metronidazole, TTE Transthoracic Echocardiogram, TZP Piperacillin-Tazobactam, UTI Urinary tract infection, VAN Vancomycin