Volume 22, Number 9—September 2016
Staphylococcus aureus Regulatory RNAs as Potential Biomarkers for Bloodstream Infections
|Characteristic||Sepsis, n = 25||Septic shock, n = 17||p value|
|Male sex, %||84||84||1.00|
|Age, y||62.7 (15–97)||68.1 (33–84)||0.30|
|Charlson Comorbidity Index||1.4 (0–5)||2.1 (0–5)||0.06|
|SAPS II||43.2 (14–61)||60.9 (38–126)||0.01|
|Delayed antibiotherapy||4.6 (0–42)||3.1 (0–10)||0.42|
|C-reactive protein||186.4 (32–427)||250.5 (67–445)||0.17|
|Polynuclear neutrophils||14,588 (4,700–33,000)||14,977 (4,230–26,000)||0.84|
*Values are % or no. (range). MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus; SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score.
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