TABLE 2.

Distribution of Tmaxs at various intervals before and after an IPBC was obtained from 1,436 adult patients in seven different United States medical centers

Time intervalNo. of temps recorded at each time interval (% temps that were a Tmax) fora:Totals
Ctr 1Ctr 2Ctr 3Ctr 4Ctr 5Ctr 6Ctr 7
Amt of time before the T-IPBC
More than 24 h27 (11)12 (17)1 (0)4 (25)7 (0)31 (16)55 (5)137 (10)
Sixteen to 24 h35 (23)23 (26)20 (5)39 (18)39 (18)27 (22)24 (8)207 (18)
Eight to 16 h38 (26)23 (13)26 (27)28 (14)37 (35)41 (15)17 (24)210 (22)
Two to 8 h78 (21)77 (26)60 (22)86 (15)72 (38)97 (22)76 (17)546 (23)
One or 2 h31 (3)38 (18)32 (22)46 (37)58 (29)41 (20)28 (21)274 (23)
Thirty to 60 min40 (0)38 (26)22 (18)48 (21)46 (17)32 (25)34 (24)260 (18)
Zero to 30 min41 (2)44 (25)43 (14)35 (14)33 (18)28 (16)28 (29)252 (16)
T-IPBC16 (38)28 (36)9 (0)38 (74)11 (27)2 (0)4 (0)138 (44)
Amt of time after the T-IPBC
Zero to 30 min20 (0)33 (18)12 (42)38 (13)31 (19)17 (29)9 (44)160 (19)
Thirty to 60 min7 (14)22 (32)11 (18)24 (17)28 (7)15 (60)9 (78)116 (28)
One or 2 h15 (13)28 (21)7 (14)34 (12)29 (14)26 (31)34 (32)173 (21)
Two to 8 h62 (26)70 (31)54 (17)79 (24)76 (18)86 (31)61 (31)488 (26)
Eight to 16 h63 (41)52 (27)57 (12)58 (40)64 (44)75 (24)59 (37)428 (32)
Sixteen to 24 h38 (32)51 (43)45 (13)58 (43)79 (42)39 (28)91 (14)401 (30)
More than 24 h36 (28)30 (40)9 (22)2 (50)8 (25)15 (13)47 (19)147 (26)
  • a Ctr, center.