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Table 4 The antibiotic regimens, complications and outcomes between the groups

From: Percutaneous fine-needle aspiration for pyogenic liver abscess (3-6 cm): a two-center retrospective study

  Antibiotics (n = 52) PNA(n = 42) P value
Duration of IV antibiotics (days) 15.9 ± 8.4 15.1 ± 6.8 0.611
ESBL positive, n(%) 1(20.0%) 9 (28.1%) 0.704
Carbapenems, n (%) 21(40.4%) 6(14.3%) 0.005
Antibiotics use density 211.7 ± 97.5 238.5 ± 90.5 0.174
Complications, n (%)
 Sepsis 17(32.7%) 15(35.7%) 0.759
 Elevated serum transaminase 5(9.6%) 3(7.1%) 0.669
 Elevated Troponin 1(1.9%) 2(4.8%) 0.436
 Thrombocytopenia 12(23.1%) 9(21.4%) 0.849
 Pleural effusion 0 3(7.1%) 0.050
 Enteric infection 0 1(2.4%) 0.263
 Endophthalmitis 1(1.9%) 0 0.366
Aspiration related complications, n (%) NS 0 NS
Outcomes
 Time for temperature normalization (days) 4.3 ± 2.6 2.7 ± 1.5 < 0.001
 Reduction rate of CRP within first week (mg/L·day) 15.4 ± 8.5 21.2 ± 12.0 0.031
 Hospital stay (days) 16.1 ± 8.4 15.3 ± 6.8 0.626
 Readmission within 60 days, n (%) 3(5.8%) 0 0.114
 Mortality, n (%) 1(1.9%) 0 0.263
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