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Figure 1 | Critical Care

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From: Cost and mortality prediction using polymerase chain reaction pathogen detection in sepsis: evidence from three observational trials

Figure 1

Modification of empiric antimicrobial treatment and microbiological characterization: Among 221 investigated sepsis episodes, 74 (33.5%) required modification of empiric antimicrobial treatment (upper circle). Positive blood cultures (lower right circle) triggered 27 (= 8 + 19) of these changes. Among 73 PCR+ episodes (lower left circle), 29 (= 10 + 19) allowed earlier adequate treatment (data from [17]). In brackets: Non-survivors within the respective groups.

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