Table 1 The table shows the clinical and laboratory characteristics of our study population divided into patients with US positive and negative findings

From: Bedside ultrasound as a screening test for the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBI)

  US negative (17) US positive (19) P value
Age 70 ± 13 65 ± 17 0.4
T 37.7 ± 2.6 38.6 ± 0.7 0.3
MAP 76 ± 12 79 ± 13 0.6
HR 97 ± 23 97 ± 17 0.8
PaO2/FiO2 334 ± 115 313 ± 105 0.5
RR 20 ± 3 24 ± 6 0.1
HCO3 27 ± 4.6 24.3 ± 6.6 0.09
pH 7.46 ± 0.05 7.42 ± 0.08 0.09
Na 141 ± 9.4 138 ± 6.9 0.5
K 3.8 ± 0.5 3.6 ± 0.4 0.2
Creatinine 1.2 ± 0.6 1.25 ± 1 0.6
Ht 32 ± 5.4 31 ± 4.9 0.6
WBC 14518 ± 8339 13553 ± 7458 0.8
GCS 14.6 ±0 .6 14.6 ± 0.6 1
APACHE II score 16.7± 5.6 16.9 ± 5 0.8
CPR 12.8 ± 9.3 15.2 ± 8.6 0.4
  1. A Mann–Whitney U test found no difference between the two groups (p > 0.05)