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Table 1 Demographics, clinical characteristics, and outcome of severe burn patients with and without bloodstream infections (BSIs)

From: Application of mNGS to describe the clinical and microbial characteristics of severe burn a tanker explosion at a tertiary medical center: a retrospective study patients following

Variables n (%)/Mean ± SD/Median (Q1–Q3)
Age in years 67.2 ± 12.8
Gender, Male 12 (85.7)
Body mass index 24.6 ± 3.5
Charlson index 3 (1.3–4)
Total body surface area (TBSA) (%) 93 (90–95)
Second/Third-degree TBSA (%) 93 (90–95)
Inhalation injury 14 (100)
Severity of injury
 Abbreviated burn severity index 15 (13.3–16)
 Revised Baux score 176.5 (154.8–187.3)
 APACHE II score 24.5 (20.3–26)
 SOFA score 10 (5–18)
Invasive procedures
 Ventilation support 14 (100)
 Endotracheal tube or tracheostomy 14 (100)
 Central venous catheter 14 (100)
 Arterial catheter 14 (100)
 Hemodialysis 10 (71.4)
 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation 6 (42.9)
 Total parental nutrition 4 (28.6)
Laboratory examinations
 White blood cells,/μL 11,000 (8200–15,900)
 C-reactive protein, mg/L 141 (107.6–195.7)
 Procalcitonin, ng/mL 3.5 (1.6–6.7)
 Interleukin-6, pg/ml 362.9 (146.2–842.6)
Clinical characteristics
 Number of operations 6.6 ± 1.8
 Number of mNGS 9.4 ± 4.6
 Sepsis 14 (100)
 Shock 14 (100)
 Multiple organ failure 6 (42.9)
 Gastrointestinal bleeding 14 (100)
 Gastrointestinal dysfunction 7 (50)
 Acute respiratory distress syndrome 7 (50)
 Ventilation days(d) 42 (28.3–57.5)
 Length of ICU stay(d) 66.5 (41.8–86.5)
 Length of hospital stay(d) 78 (45.5–96.5)
 90 days Mortality 6 (42.9)