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Table 3 Patient outcomes

From: Cefepime-induced neurotoxicity: a systematic review

Outcome Value
Discharge outcome, n (%)
 Survived 117 (87%)
 Died 18 (13%)
Received dialysis, n (%) 11 (8%)
Antiepileptic drug administered, n (%) 48 (36%)
Symptom resolution, n (%)
 Complete resolution of symptoms 68 (50%)
 Symptom improvement 53 (39%)
 No improvement 11 (8%)
 Unreported/indeterminate 3 (2%)
Median time to clinical improvement, days
 All patients, n = 67 (IQR) 2 (1–3)
 Emergent dialysis employed, n = 3a (range) 1 (1–3)
 Antiepileptic drug used, n = 26 (IQR) 2 (1–3)
  1. aOnly 3 of 11 patients who received emergent dialysis had reported times to improvement