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Table 5 Laboratory analyses in IE patients depending on blood culture status

From: Comparison of outcome between blood culture positive and negative infective endocarditis patients undergoing cardiac surgery

  Blood culture positive Blood culture negative p value
CRP, mg/L 37.90 (9.98–94.33) 25.00 (12.25–63.70) 0.206
Procalcitonin, ng/ml 0.45 (0.10–2.33) 0.10 (0.10–0.50) 0.001
BNP, pg/ml 560.45 (157.73–1580.05) 469.50 (178.35–1114.30) 0.424
Creatinine, μmol/L 85.50 (63.25–107.75) 87.50 (66.00–110.00) 0.734
Glucose, mmol/L 6.08 (1.70) 6.20 (1.56) 0.614
Bilirubin, μmol/L 8.00 (6.00–15.00) 8.00 (6.00–12.00) 0.592
Leukocyte count × 10^9/L 9.20 (4.15) 8.81 (3.73) 0.484
Haemoglobin, g/L 103.85 (23.00) 110.91 (21.09) 0.024
Haematocrit, % 32.12 (6.07) 34.06 (6.41) 0.029
Platelet count × 10^9/L 261.73 (129.83) 256. 58 (110.58) 0.763
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