Table 4

Response rates of selected febrile geriatric patients without a source of fever outside the urinary tract and treated with antibiotics that have high urinary culture resistance rates

Final diagnosisNResponse, n (%)Hospital days≥7, n (%)Deaths, n (%)
Culture positive165140 (84.8)51 (30.9)3 (1.8)
BRIAT7248 (66.7)37 (51.4)2 (2.8)
Sensitive9393 (100)*14 (15.1)*1 (1.1)
Culture negative9288 (95.7)14 (15.2)0 (0.0)
  • BRIAT, bacterial resistance to initial antibiotic therapy.

  • *Compared to BRIAT, p<0.001.