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Table 2 Medical treatment on admission according to 90-day readmission in septic patients

From: Independent predictors for 90-day readmission of emergency department patients admitted with sepsis: a prospective cohort study

Medication, N(%) Readmitted
N = 237 (35.8%)
Not readmitted
N = 425 (64.2%)
Difference
(95% CI)
Cardiac
 Beta-blockersa 75 (31.7) 112 (26.4) 5.3(÷2.0–12.6)
 Calcium antagonistsa 42 (17.7) 90 (21.2) 3.5(÷9.7–2.7)
 Digoxina 14 (5.9) 15 (3.5) 2.4(÷1.1–5.9)
 ACE-inhibitors/AII-antagonistsa 82 (34.6) 137 (32.2) 2.4(÷5.1–9.9)
 Anticoagulantsb,c 126 (53.2) 190 (44.7) 8.5 (0.6–16.4)
 Diureticsb 126 (53.2) 167 (39.3) 13.9 (6.0–21.8)
 Lipid lowering drugsa 79 (33.3) 119 (28.0) 5.3(÷2.0–12.7)
Pulmonary
 Inhalation medicationsa 58 (24.5) 89 (20.9) 3.6(÷3.1–10.3)
Diabetes
 Insulin/peroral antidiabeticsa 42 (17.7) 74 (17.4) 0.3(÷5.7–6.3)
 Psychopharmacology medicationa,d 42 (17.7) 75 (17.7) 0
Analgesic
 Opioidsb 51 (21.5) 62 (14.6) 6.9 (0.7–13.1)
 Other analgesicsa,e 78 (32.9) 147 (34.4) 1.5(÷9.0–6.0)
  1. ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, AII angiotensin II receptor antagonists, CI confidence interval
  2. aNinety-five percent CI for the difference of proportions included zero
  3. bNinety-five percent CI for the difference of proportions did not include zero
  4. cAcetylsalicylic acid, Non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, Warfarine/Dicoumarol
  5. dAntipsychotics, Lithium, antidepressants, benzodiazepines
  6. eParacetamol, caffeine-phenazon, codeine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, others