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Table 3 Findings of culture done for CCRT patients by group

From: Appropriateness of antimicrobial use among septic patients managed by the critical care response team: an opportunity for improvement through de-escalation

 Cases
N = 157
Control
N = 158
Total
N = 315
p-value
Related culture done
 No38 (24.2%)76 (48.1%)114 (36.2%)< 0.001
 Yes119 (75.8%)82 (51.9%)201 (63.8%)
Culture specimen
 Blood106 (89.1%)68 (82.9%)174 (86.6%)0.209
 Urine65 (54.6%)47 (57.3%)112 (55.7%)0.705
 Respiratory21 (17.6%)20 (24.4%)41 (20.4%)0.244
 Wound11 (9.2%)3 (3.7%)14 (7.0%)0.126
 Others13 (10.9%)3 (3.7%)16 (8.0%)0.061
Culture result
 No67 (56.8%)59 (72.0%)126 (63.0%)0.029
 Yes51 (43.2%)23 (28.0%)74 (37.0%)
Organisms detected
 Total number582583
 Pseudomonas spp.11 (19.0%)3 (12.0%)14 (16.9%)0.666
Escherichia coli9 (15.5%)4 (16.0%)13 (15.7%)> 0.99
 Candida7 (12.1%)2 (8.0%)9 (10.8%)0.905
 Klebsiella spp.6 (10.3%)2 (8.0%)8 (9.6%)> 0.99
 Staphylococcus aereus5 (8.6%)2 (8.0%)7 (8.4%)> 0.99
 Enterococcus spp.5 (8.6%)1 (4.0%)6 (7.2%)0.822
 MRSA3 (5.2%)3 (12.0%)6 (7.2%)0.504
 Acinetobacter spp.3 (5.2%)1 (4.0%)4 (4.8%)> 0.99
 Others9 (15.5%)7 (28.0%)14 (19.3%)0.308