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Table 3 Clinical outcomes

From: Comparison of clinical features and outcomes of staphylococcus aureus vertebral osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive strains

  MSSA-VO (14) MRSA-VO (16) P-value
Duration of antimicrobial therapy (days) 95.4 ± 76.0 74.7 ± 42.4 0.362
Length of hospital stay (days) 103.0 ± 83.5 103.1 ± 76.0 0.998
Surgical intervention 64.3% (9) 37.5% (6) 0.272
Relapse within 6 months 7.1% (1) 37.5% (6) 0.086
Mortality within 6 months 21.4% (3) 12.5% (2) 0.642
WBC post therapy at 4th week (× 103/ul) 6.3 ± 2.1 8.6 ± 3.4 0.047*
CRP post therapy at 4th week (mg/dl) 3.1 ± 2.6 2.8 ± 2.6 0.733
  1. *Statistically significant.
  2. WBC indicates white blood cell, CRP C-reactive protein.