Table 2.

Cure rates for clinical groups

GroupCulture CureaClinical CurebFailureIndeterminantc
aNegative blood culture 7 to 10 d after antibiotic therapy complete, plus 45 d free of symptoms.
bForty-five days free of symptoms.
cInfection with a new organism, death, or catheter removed before end of 45-d period for unrelated reason.
Xchng (n = 49)34 (69.4%)9 (18.4%)06 (12.2%)
Nutunl (n = 28)14 (50%)7 (25%)5 (17.8%)2 (7.1%)
Delay (n = 37)27 (73%)5 (13.5%)3 (8.1%)2 (5.4%)