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Table 2 Patient characteristics during ICU stay

From: Factors predicting prolonged empirical antifungal treatment in critically ill patients

Patient characteristics Prolonged empirical antifungal treatment p value
  Yes n = 77 No n = 76  
Multifocal fungal colonization 24 (31) 35 (46) 0.076
Antimicrobial treatment 73 (94) 70 (93) 0.744
Mechanical ventilation 59 (76) 67 (88) 0.059
Duration of mechanical ventilation, d 12.5 (4, 25) 20 (0, 36) 0.007
Central venous catheter 69 (89) 71 (93) 0.396
Duration of central venous catheter use, d 13 (4, 20) 18 (10, 25) 0.015
Arterial catheter 62 (81) 71 (93) 0.025*
Duration of arterial catheter use, d 8 (3, 15) 13 (10, 20) 0.002
Dialysis 30 (39) 28 (37) 0.97
Parenteral nutrition 26 (33) 29 (38) 0.571
Duration of antifungal treatment, d 9 (4, 19) 6 (2, 11) 0.003
Percentage of days in the ICU with antifungals 80 (65, 100) 25 (13, 35) <0.001
Length of ICU stay, d 14 (5, 27) 22 (14, 39) 0.001
ICU mortality 36 (46) 39 (52) 0.518
  1. *OR (95% CI) 0.3 (0.1-0.9).
  2. Data are n (%), or median (25th, 75th IQR).
  3. ICU, intensive care unit.