TABLE 3.

Distribution of Tmaxs at various intervals before and after the time of collection of an IPBC sorted according to the specific cause of the bacteremiaa

Time intervalNo. of temps recorded at each time interval (% temps that were Tmaxs) among isolates of:
S. aureusCONSEnterococcus spp.E. coliEnterobacter cloacaeP. aeruginosaK. pneumoniae
More than 24 h to 1 h prior to the T-IPBC342 (23)169 (22)146 (20)173 (20)24 (25)61 (18)98 (23)
One hour prior to 1 h after the T-IPBC222 (23)88 (16)85 (22)121 (23)23 (22)41 (29)62 (21)
One hour to >24 h after the T-IPBC425 (29)183 (30)153 (29)232 (27)34 (32)72 (26)127 (25)
  • a CONS, coagulase-negative staphylococci. P values for the number of temperatures recorded at each time interval were 0.619 for S. aureus, 0.113 for CONS, 0.389 for Enterococcus spp., 0.589 for E. coli, 0.368 for Enterobacter cloacae, 0.265 for P. aeruginosa, and 0.840 for K. pneumoniae.