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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Research

Nosocomial Bloodstream Infection and Clinical Sepsis

Stéphane Hugonnet*, Hugo Sax*, Philippe Eggimann*, Jean-Claude Chevrolet*, and Didier Pittet*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland

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Table 2

Selected characteristics of the study populationa

Patients without BSI
n = 977 Patients with BSI
n = 91 p value
Sex 0.28
Male (%) 562 (57.5) 60 (65.9)
Female (%) 415 (42.5) 31 (34.1)
Median age (range) 63.0 (16.2–92.0) 59.2 (18.7–86.8) 0.05
Admission diagnosis
Infectious (%) 377 (38.6) 36 (39.6) 0.86
Cardiovascular (%) 241 (24.7) 17 (18.7) 0.2
Pulmonary (%) 171 (17.5) 18 (19.8) 0.59
Neurologic (%) 68 (7.0) 10 (11.0) 0.16
Intoxication (%) 50 (5.1) 2 (2.2) 0.22
Others (%) 70 (7.2) 8 (8.8) 0.57
No. of discharge diagnoses (range) 5 (1–30) 6 (1–19) <0.001
ICU length of stay (range) 4 (2–134) 14 (3–67) <0.001
ICU mortality rate 154 (15.8) 25 (27.5) 0.004

aBSI, bloodstream infection; ICU, intensive care unit.

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