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Table 1 Patients' characteristics at admission to intensive care unit. Comparison between groups D and ND

From: De-escalation as part of a global strategy of empiric antibiotherapy management. A retrospective study in a medico-surgical intensive care unit

   Group D Group ND P-value
   N= 60 n= 73  
Age, years mean ± SD 62 ± 13 60 ± 17 0.46
SAPS II, mean ± SD 41 ± 15 40 ± 16 0.68
Immuno-compromised patients, n (%) 17 (28.3) 15 (20.5) 0.29
MDR, n (%) 1 (1.6) 7 (9.6) 0.05
Admission for infectious diseases 27 (45) 16 (22) 0.004
  Surgery 37 (61.6) 43 (59)  
Type of admission, n (%) Medicine 21 (35) 20 (27.4) 0.10
  Trauma 2 (3.3) 10 (13.6)  
Length of stay, days mean ± SD 28 ± 33 24 ± 23 0.38
  1. MDR, multidrug resistant pathogens; SAPS II: Simplified Acute Physiology Score.