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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics of patients by survival

From: Delta neutrophil index as an early marker of disease severity in critically ill patients with sepsis

Variables Survivors (n = 56) Nonsurvivors (n = 47) p
Age 62.6 ± 17.5 69.4 ± 12.4 0.081
Gender (male) 35 (62.5%) 33 (70.2%) 0.410
Primary site of infection    
   Lung 26 (46.4%) 30 (63.8%)  
   Intra-abdomen 13 (23.2%) 11 (23.4%)  
   Genitourinary 13 (23.2%) 6 (12.8%)  
   Skin and soft tissue 3 (5.4%) 0 (0%)  
   Others 1 (1.8%) 0 (0%)  
Severe sepsis/septic shock 17 (30.4%) 27 (57.4%) 0.005
Overt DIC 12 (21.4%) 28 (59.6%) < 0.001
Positive blood culture 24 (42.8%) 26 (55.3%) 0.305
   Gram positive 6 (10.7%) 4 (8.5%)  
   Gram negative 10 (17.8%) 18 (38.3%)  
   Fungus 8 (14.3%) 4 (8.5%)  
   None detected 32 (57.2%) 21 (44.7%)  
SAPS 3 62.8 ± 13.6 76.5 ± 14.8 < 0.001
SOFA score 7.9 ± 4.2 11.7 ± 4.8 < 0.001
Mechanical ventilation 31 (55.4%) 29 (61.7%) 0.564
Renal replacement therapy 12 (21.4%) 24 (51.1%) 0.002
Norepinephrine infusion 1.4 ± 3.1 0.7 ± 1.3 0.107
Urine output (24 hours) 2640.7 ± 1461.6 2543.9 ± 1434.6 0.791
  1. Continuous variables are presented as the mean ± standard deviation. Categorical variables are expressed as absolute and relative frequencies within each column.
  2. DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; Norepinephrine infusion, average amount of norepinephrine infusion per hour during the first 24 hours in the intensive care unit (ICU); Urine output, total amount of urine output during the first 24 hours in the ICU.