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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with severe pneumococcal pneumonia on ICU admission*

From: Severe pneumococcal pneumonia: impact of new quinolones on prognosis

Characteristics Overall population n = 70 Group A n = 38 Group B n = 32 p
Age (years) 63.8 ± 16.8 63.5 ± 16.5 64.1 ± 17.4 0.87
Male 53 (75.7%) 30 (78.9%) 23 (71.9%) 0.49
Female 17 (24.3%) 8 (21.1%) 9 (28.1%)  
Malignancy 5 (7.1%) 3 (7.9%) 2 (6.3%) 0.70
Diabetes mellitus 11 (15.7%) 4 (10.5%) 7 (21.8%) 0.19
Chronic heart failure 11 (15.7%) 5 (13.1%) 6 (18.7%) 0.52
Chronic respiratory insufficiency 12 (17.1%) 3 (7.9%) 9 (28.1%) 0.02
Immunosuppression 13 (18.5%) 9 (23.6%) 4 (12.5%) 0.23
SAPS II 52.9 ± 19.5 53.3 ± 20.3 52.5 ± 18.9 0.86
LOD score 7.3 ± 4.0 7.6 ± 4.0 6.8 ± 4.0 0.40
SOFA score 8.3 ± 3.9 9.0 ± 4.1 7.5 ± 3.5 0.10
PSI 4 21 (30%) 14 (36.8%) 7 (21.9%) 0.17
PSI 5 49 (70%) 24 (63.2%) 25 (78.1%)  
Temperature (°C) 37.9 ± 1.5 38.2 ± 1.4 37.5 ± 1.5 0.04
ARF requiring MV 55 (78.5%) 30 (78.9%) 25 (78.1%) 0.93
Septic shock 34 (48.5%) 17 (44.7%) 17 (53.1%) 0.48
Bacteremia 25 (35.7%) 9 (23.6%) 16 (50%) 0.02
  1. *Data are presented as No. (%) or mean ± SD
  2. MV: mechanical ventilation; SAPS: simplified acute physiology score; LOD score: logistic organ dysfunction score: SOFA: Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment score; PSI: Pneumonia Severity Index; ARF: Acute Respiratory Failure.