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Table 3 Clinical and anatomical characteristics of patients with cerebral embolism, by therapeutic strategy

From: Impact of septic cerebral embolism on prognosis and therapeutic strategies of infective endocarditis: a retrospective study in a surgical centre

  Treatment p-value
Excluded from surgery (N = 20) Surgery (N = 102) No indication for surgery (N = 4)
Age (years, median ± IQR) 73 (66–79) 66 (62–72) 67 (36–78) NS
Dysability at admission (N, %)     
 Mild 4 (21,1%) 56 (62,9%) 3 (75%) 0.001
 Moderate 1 (5,3%) 16 (18,0%) 0 (0%)  
 Severe 14 (73,7%) 17 (19,1%) 1 (25%)  
Neurologic symptoms (N, %) 18 (90,0%) 69 (75,0%) 2 (50%) NS
Heamorrhagic cerebral lesions (N, %) 9 (45,0%) 25 (24,5%) 0 (0%) NS
Site of cerebral lesion (N, %)     
 Basal nuclei 1 (5,3%) 4 (4,3%) 1 (25%) NS
 Cerebral lobes 12 (63,2%) 61 (65,6%) 2 (50%)  
 Cerebellum 0 (0,0%) 3 (3,2%) 0 (0%)  
 Multiple sites 6 (31,6%) 25 (26,9%) 1 (25%)