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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Research

Pyogenic Liver Abscess as Endemic Disease, Taiwan

Feng-Chiao Tsai, Yu-Tsung Huang, Luan-Yin Chang, and Jin-Town WangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, Taipei;

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Table 7

Factors modifying the death rates from primary pyogenic liver abscess analyzed by binary logistic regression, NTUH, Taiwan, 2000–2004*

Factor Univariate analysis
Multivariate analysis
Odds ratio p value† 95% CI Odds ratio p value† 95% CI
Age 1.034 0.074 0.997–1.073
Gender 0.436 0.117 0.154–1.231
Klebsiella 0.201 0.003 0.070–0.574 0.223 0.009 0.072–0.690
Diabetes mellitus 1.088 0.880 0.363–3.260
Renal disease 4.256 0.019 1.269–14.271 6.172 0.006 1.665–22.884
Heart disease 1.354 0.698 0.293–6.247
Malignancy 4.433 0.016 1.319–14.900 2.922 0.119 0.759–11.254
Cirrhosis 4.012 0.212 0.452–35.613
Abscess drainage 0.345 0.045 0.122–0.977 0.351 0.063 0.116–1.060
Hospitalization days 1.002 0.793 0.990–1.013

*NTUH, National Taiwan University Hospital; CI, confidence interval.
†p<0.05 is considered statistically significant.

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