Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Baseline characteristics and outcome of the patients with blood stream infection according to the sepsis type (i.e. primary or secondary sepsis).

From: Impact of previous sepsis on the accuracy of procalcitonin for the early diagnosis of blood stream infection in critically ill patients

Mean (SD) or number (%) Primary sepsis n = 117 Secondary sepsis n = 62 p
Age (year-old) 64.9 (14.9) 65.8 (14.0) 0.690
Female/Male 49 (41.9)/68 (58.1) 25 (40.3)/37 (59.7) 0.966
Medical/surgical admission 104 (88.9)/13 (11.1) 49 (79.0)/13 (21.0) 0.119
SAPS II 47.9 (19.3) 49.1 (18.6) 0.673
ICU mortality 34.2% 46.8% 0.137
  1. SAPS: Simplified Acute Physiologic Score; ICU: Intensive Care Unit.