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Table 2 Outcome measures for patients in the Group 1 and Group 2 treatment groups

From: Early surgery with antibiotics treatment had better clinical outcomes than antibiotics treatment alone in patients with pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a retrospective cohort study

  Group 1: Antibiotics only (n = 47) Group 2: Early surgery with antibiotics (n = 43) P value
Kyphosis correction anglea
 Mean (SD) +1.2 (5.0) −2.1 (6.3) 0.024
Length of hospital stay (days)    
 Mean (SD) 51.2 (23.2) 33.4 (17.5) 0.0001
Length of antibiotics Tx (days)    
 Mean (SD) 46.0 (21.7) 31.0 (16.9) 0.0001
Tissue culture rate, n (%)    
 Growth 23 (48.9%) 36 (83.7%) 0.001
 No growth 24 (51.1%) 7 (16.3%)  
  1. SD standard deviation, Tx treatment
  2. aKyphosis correction angle = post-treatment kyphosis angle - pre-treatment kyphosis angle