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Table 5 The shortened reporting time and early antibiotics adjusting by C&W method

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

Shortened time Same culture results (n = 54) All results (n = 71)
Bacteria identification (hours) 38.6 ± 31.2 43.3 ± 40.1
Antibiotic sensitivity report (hours) 51.7 ± 31.6 49.1 ± 42.4
Early Vancomycin use (n) 5 6
Early Gentamicin quit (n) 31 36
Early peritoneal catheter removal (n) NA 3
  1. C&W method centrifuging and washing method