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Table 2 Demographic data and culture results of peritoneal dialysis patients

From: Repeated centrifuging and washing concentrates bacterial samples in peritoneal dialysis for optimal culture: an original article

Patient number (n) 71
Dialysate white blood cell count (/μL) 2722 ± 414
Dialysate polymorphonuclear cells (%) 82.1 ± 13.1
CP:CN (Reference method) (n) 58:13
CP:CN (C&W method) (n) 66: 5
Double negative by two methods (%, n) 5.6% (4/71)
Same pathogens in CP by both methods (%, n) 93.1% (54/58)
Different pathogens in CP by both methods (%, n) 4.2% (3/71)
  1. C&W method: centrifuging and washing method, CP culture-positive, CN culture-negative