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Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015

pH Level as a Marker for Predicting Death among Patients with Vibrio vulnificus Infection, South Korea, 2000–2011

Na Ra Yun, Dong-Min KimComments to Author , Jun Lee, and Mi Ah Han
Author affiliations: Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, South Korea

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Table 3

Prognostic factors for death, as determined by multivariate analysis, among patients with Vibrio vulnificus infection, South Korea, 2000–2011*

Variable Relative risk (95% CI) p value
pH (per 0.1 increase) 0.441 (0.305–0.637) <0.001
Creatinine (per mg/dL increase) 2.114 (1.105–4.043) 0.023
BUN (per mg/dL increase) 1.046 (0.981–1.115) 0.171
AST (per IU/L increase) 0.998 (0.995–1.001) 0.221
ALT (per IU/L increase) 1.014 (0.991–1.039) 0.236
aPTT (/s increase) 0.983 (0.935–1.033) 0.496

*ALT, alanine aminotransferase; aPTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; BUN, blood urea nitrogen.

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