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Table 4 Culture of bacterial culture of blood, central lines and sputum (Intention-to-treat)

From: Positive regulatory effects of perioperative probiotic treatment on postoperative liver complications after colorectal liver metastases surgery: a double-center and double-blind randomized clinical trial

Sample Control group (n = 30) PRO group (n = 30)
Bacterium Blood Central lines sputum Blood Central lines sputum
Escherichia coli 6 1 2 1 0 1
Staphylococcus aureus 2 1 2 1 1 1
Klebsiella pneumoniae 0 0 1 0 0 1
Aeruginosin 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bacterial positive patient 9 2 5 2 2 3
Total 16 7
  1. The total bacterial positive rate in control group was 53.33% (16 in 30 patients); in PRO group 23.33% (7 in 30 patients), P = 0.033; bacterial positive rate of the blood in the control group was 30.00% (9 in 30 patients), while in PRO group was 6.67% (2 in 30 patients), P = 0.042.
  2. Nominal data by Pearson χ2 test or Fisher’s exact test between groups.