Table 4

Comparative analysis of outcomes between subsets of patients according to the therapeutic strategy employed

Outcome parametersPatients empirically treated (n=152)Patients treated according to antigen results (n=25)p Value
Death1 (1)01.00
Clinical relapse3 (2)3 (12)0.04
Admission to the intensive care unit1 (1)01.00
Length of hospital stay, days7.0±3.77.2±4.20.46
Readmission4 (3)3 (12)0.06
Adverse events22 (14)2 (8)0.54
Length of antimicrobial treatment, days10.4±1.410.8±1.90.54
  • Data are presented as mean±SD, or number of patients (percentage).