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Table 1 Exploratory variables used in the multivariate analyses

From: Treatment of candidemia and invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit: post hoc analysis of a randomized, controlled trial comparing micafungin and liposomal amphotericin B

Class Study value
Treatment group Micafungin 100 mg/day
  Liposomal amphotericin B 3 mg/kg/day
Age (years) Continuous
Sex Female
Region Brazil, Europe, India, North America
Race Caucasian
Primary diagnosis Candidemia
  Disseminated candidiasis
Organism Candida albicans only versus non-albicans Candida
  C. albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata versus other Candida spp.
  Candida parapsilosis versus other Candida spp.
  Candida krusei versus other Candida spp.
Neutropeniaa at baseline Yes/No
Persistent neutropenia Yes/No
Liver disorder/failure Yes/No
Renal disorder/failure Yes/No
Antibiotic use Yes/No
Diabetes mellitus Yes/No
Solid organ transplant Yes/No
Corticosteroid therapy Yes/No
Catheter statusb Removed within 48 hours of treatment initiation, Yes/No
  Removed at any time during the study, Yes/No
Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score Continuous
  1. aAbsolute neutrophil count < 500 cells/μl. bExplanatory variable used in analysis of candidemic patients only.