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Table 2 Comparison of the APACHE II score and the modified CPIS at day 5 of pneumonia diagnosis between the two groupsa

From: Impact of de-escalation therapy on clinical outcomes for intensive care unit-acquired pneumonia

Severity index De-escalation Non-de-escalation P value
Mean APACHE II score (±SD) 13.6 ± 4.4 15.8 ± 6.0 0.03
APACHE II score, n (%)    0.04
   <19 34 (87.2%) 55 (72.4%)  
   19 to 23 4 (10.3%) 11(14.5%)  
   >23 1 (2.6%) 10 (13.2%)  
Mean CPIS (±SD) 6.5 ± 1.2 7.5 ± 1.4 0.002
CPIS category, n (%)    0.009
   4 to 6 21 (48.8%) 25 (27.8%)  
   7 to 9 22 (51.2%) 61 (67.8%)  
   ≥10 0 (0%) 4 (2.7%)  
  1. aAPACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; CPIS, Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score.