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Table 2 Patient demographic data and clinical outcomes

From: Unilateral percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage for lumbar infectious spondylitis

Case no. Age (years) Gender Infection level Use of immunosuppressant Preoperative duration(m) Kulowski classification Griffiths classification Diagnosis MacNab criteria Culture Open surgery Complication
1 51 F L5/S1 No 3 Subacute I Postoperative infection Good ORSA None None
2 71 M L4/5 Yes 2 Subacute II Infection with paraspinal abscess Excellent ORSA None None
3 66 M L2/3,L3/4 No 0 Acute II Multilevel infection with paraspinal abscess Fair Escherichia coli 2 weeks later None
4 53 M L3/4 No 4 Subacute II Single level infection Excellent Streptococcus viridans None None
5 64 F L4/5,L5/S1 No 13 Acute II Multilevel infection with epidural and paraspinal abscesss Poor Mycobacterium tuberculosis 2 weeks later Paresthesia
6 83 M L2/3 Yes 5 Acute I Single level infection Good OSSA None None
7 58 M L4/5 No 0 Subacute II Single level infection Excellent Streptococcus pneumoniae None None
8 75 F L4/5 Yes 1 Subacute II Postoperative infection Good Staphylococcus epidermidis None None
9 46 M L2/3 No 7 Latent II Infection with epidural abscess Good ORSA None None
10 73 M L4/5,L5/S1 No 21 Latent III Multilevel infection with paraspinal abscess Fair Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1 week later Paresthesia
11 43 M L2/3,L3/4 No 3 Subacute II Multilevel infection Good No growth None None
12 37 F L1/2 No 6 Latent II Single level infection Excellent No growth None None
13 67 M L5/S1 No 1 Subacute I Postoperative infection Good Streptococcus viridans None None
14 56 M L4/5,L5/S1 Yes 7 Acute II Multilevel infection Good Enterococcus faecalis None None
15 49 M L5/S1 No 5 Latent III Infection with paraspinal abscess Good Mycobacterium trberculosis None None
16 63 F L2/3 No 0 Subacute II Single level infection Excellent No growth None None
17 57 F L3/4 No 8 Acute I Single level infections Good ORSA None None
  1. M male, F female, L lumbar spine, S sacral spine, OSSA oxacillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, ORSA oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus