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Table 1 Demographic features and laboratory findings between two group

From: Early diagnostic value of serum procalcitonin levels for catheter-related blood stream infection in first-ever acute ischemic stroke patients

 CRBSI(n = 13)No CRBSI (n = 32)T /χ2P
Age (years)71.1 ± 16.774.9 ± 11.4−0.8810.383
Sex (male/female)0.1500.699
 Male10 (23.1)21(65.6)  
 Female3 (76.9)11(34.4)  
NIHSS scores13.8 ± 7.115.4 ± 5.6−0.7700.446
History of diabetes7140.3790.538
Smoking history10230.1200.729
Hypertension6160.0550.815
Location of cerebral infarction0.8380.658
 Anterior circulation4(30.8)9 (23.1) 
 Posterior circulation7(53.8)14(43.8)
 Both2(15.4)9 (23.1)
Previous antibiotic therapy no.(%)patients4(30.7)14(43.8)0.6490.420
Position3.7400.154
 subclavian6(46.1)6(18.8) 
 jugular5(38.5)16(50)
 PICC2(15.4)10(31.3)
Tmax (°C)38.65 ± 0.5738.12 ± 1.062.1670.036
WBC (× 109/L)13.85 ± 7.115.38 ± 5.61.1980.246
NE%79.3 ± 8.180.1 ± 7.1−0.3280.744
PCT (ng/ml)2.783 ± 2.4510.756 ± 1.2502.8350.013
Time of dwelling20.0(11.0,30.0)17(10.5,22.75)0.5350.465
catheter(M(1q,3q))
 Motality during NICU7/135/325.0900.024
  1. Note: the NIHSS score is the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, PICC is peripherally inserted central catheter and Tmax is the highest body temperature