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Table 1 Patient characteristics, diagnoses and baseline laboratory values

From: The risk for bloodstream infections is associated with increased parenteral caloric intake in patients receiving parenteral nutrition

Characteristic BSI-positive (n = 78) BSI-negative (n = 122) P value
Age (years) 55 (44–64) 55 (45–68) 0.2
Male gender 53 (68) 69 (57) 0.13
Intensive care unit location 60 (77) 62 (51) 0.0002
Admission diagnosis    
   Trauma 26 (33) 29 (24) 0.15
   Infection 17 (22) 18 (15) 0.45
   Other general surgery diagnosis 25 (32) 51 (42) 0.18
Comorbid conditions    
   Diabetes mellitus 12 (15) 17 (14) 0.84
   Malignancy 10 (13) 17 (14) 1
   Immunosuppression 9 (12) 20 (16) 0.41
Baseline nutrition laboratory values    
   Prealbumin (g/dl) 7.2 (4.5–10.5) 8.6 (5.2–11.8) 0.25
   Albumin (g/dl) 1.6 (1.3–2) 1.9 (1.5–2.5) 0.0009
   C-reactive protein 140 (82–223) 144 (74–201) 0.5
  1. Data presented as the median (interquartile range) or as n (%). BSI, bloodstream infections.