Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Study Patients

RhG-CSF Group (n = 14)Conventional Group (n = 11)
Birth weight, g
 Mean ± SEM1744 ± 3191547 ± 219
 Median14301240
 Range 593–4100 536–2180
Gestational age, wk
 Mean ± SEM  30 ± 1    30 ± 1  
 Median2931
 Range24–4124–36
Male, n117
Base deficit >5 mEq/L, n119
Low blood pressure, n77
Vasopressors, n77
Ventilatory support, n1411
Neutropenia, h
 Mean ± SEM  42 ± 8    48 ± 7  
 Median2448
 Range 24–12024–96
Number with
 Early sepsis75
 Late sepsis (NEC)76
Age at NEC, d
 Mean ± SEM  32 ± 11   12 ± 3  
 Median1414
 Range 4–77 4–26
Bacteria of sepsis
 Group B, β-hemolytic  streptococcus33
E coli34
 Pseudomonas30
 Serratia01
 Morganella01