TABLE 3

Logistic regression analysis of biomarker levels at hospital admission and associations to adverse short-term outcome in 267 hospitalised patients with community-acquired pneumonia

BiomarkerUnivariate analysisMultivariate analysis#
OR (95% CI)p-valueOR (95% CI)p-value
PCT1.40 (1.16–1.69)0.0011.29 (1.06–1.58)0.012
PTX32.46 (1.49–4.06)<0.0011.88 (1.11–3.19)0.018
Presepsin1.40 (1.12–1.74)0.0031.32 (1.04–1.67)0.022

PCT: procalcitonin; PTX3: pentraxin 3. #: adjusted for the CURB-65 severity score (confusion, urea >7 mmol·L−1, respiratory rate ≥30 breaths·min−1, blood pressure <90 mmHg (systolic) or ≤60 mmHg (diastolic), age ≥65 years).