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Table 2 Mortality for patients with a positive (blood) culture

From: An overview of positive cultures and clinical outcomes in septic patients: a sub-analysis of the Prehospital Antibiotics Against Sepsis (PHANTASi) trial

  Culture-negative sepsis Culture-positive sepsis   p (total CNS vs CPS)
Control group Intervention group Total Control group Intervention group Total  
n 612 914 1526 520 613 1133  
28-day mortality 46 (7.5) 56 (6.1) 102 (6.7) 46 (8.9) 63 (10.3) 109 (9.6) 0.007
90-day mortality 63 (10.3) 88 (9.6) 151 (9.9) 70 (13.5) 89 (14.5) 159 (14) 0.001
  Non-bacteremic   Bacteremic   p (total NB vs B)
Control group Intervention group Total Control group Intervention group Total  
n 909 1211 2120 223 316 539  
28-day mortality 74 (8.1) 81 (6.7) 155 (7.3) 18 (8.1) 38 (12) 56 (10.4) 0.022
90-day mortality 104 (11.4) 125 (10.3) 229 (10.8) 29 (13.1) 52 (16.5) 81 (15.1) 0.008
  1. CNS culture-negative sepsis, CPS culture-positive sepsis, NB non-bacteremic, B bacteremic