TABLE 4.

Distribution of Tmaxs at various intervals before or after an IPBC was drawn in patients with bloodstream infections analyzed with respect to patient age, gender, and WBC counta

Time intervalNo. of temps recorded at each time interval (% temps that were Tmaxs) analyzed according to:
Age (yr)GenderWBC count (per mm3)
18-3030-65>65MaleFemale<3,7003,700-10,500>10,500
More than 24 h to 1 h prior to the T-IPBC107 (17)777 (19)481 (22)934 (19)431 (20)176 (23)444 (19)761 (18)
One hour prior to 1 h after the T-IPBC86 (26)522 (22)270 (27)557 (26)317 (20)117 (27)295 (25)454 (22)
One hour to >24 h after the T-IPBC125 (38)930 (28)582 (26)1136 (27)499 (30)238 (20)533 (24)868 (29)
  • a P values for the number of temperatures recorded at each time interval were 0.016 for patients 18 to 30 years old, 0.401 for patients 30 to 65 years old, 0.756 for patients more than 65 years old, 0.240 for males, 0.453 for females, 0.589 for WBC counts of <3,700, 0.634 for WBC counts of 3,700 to 10,500, and 0.260 for WBC counts of >10,500.