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Table 3 Diagnostic value of glucosuria 0–24 h before clinical suspicion of LONS in preterm infants

From: Glucosuria as an early marker of late-onset sepsis in preterms: a prospective cohort study

123 episodes of suspected LONS   Confirmed clinical and culture proven LONS
n = 58 (47.2 %)
  prevalence sensitivity specificity ppv npv LR+ LR
Presence of glucosuria 56.7 % 69.0 % 53.8 % 57.1 % 66.0 % 1.49 0.58
Increase in glucosuria 22.8 % 29.3 % 83.1 % 60.7 % 56.8 % 1.73 0.85
  1. LONS Late-onset neonatal sepsis, ppv positive predictive value, npv negative predictive value, LR Likelihoodratio