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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of 62 patients with post-neurosurgical bacterial meningitis

From: Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of bacteria isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of neurosurgical patients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Characteristic Value
Demographic parameters
 Mean age (yr) 42.5
 Sex, male:female 33:29
 Interval between infection and the initial neurosurgery (median day) 9 (IQRa = 9)
 Days in hospital (median) 46.5 (IQR = 38)
 Death 5 (8%)
Operation types
 Endonasal trans-sphenoidal approach 28 (45.2%)
 Craniotomy 21 (33.9%)
 Shunt placement 9 (14.5%)
 Decompressive craniectomy 4 (6.4%)
CSF data
 Leukocyte count (10^6/L) median = 599.5 (IQR = 3573)
 Glucose level (mmol/L) median = 2.5 (IQR = 1.8)
 Lactate level (mmol/L) median = 119.5 (IQR = 7.5)
 Protein level (g/L) median = 1.3 (IQR = 2.8)
  1. aIQR interquartile range