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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of the 281 Patients with CAP

From: Endothelin-1 precursor peptides correlate with severity of disease and outcome in patients with community acquired pneumonia

Demographic characteristics
Age – years – [median-IQR] 74 [61–82]
Male sex – no. [%] 175 [62]
Coexisting illnesses – no. [%]  
   -Heart disease 149 [53]
   -Renal dysfunction 76 [27]
   -Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 71 [25]
Clinical and laboratory findings
Clinical examination  
   -Confusion – no. [%] 25 [9]
   -Systolic blood pressure mmHg- [median-IQR] 130 [112–142]
   -Heart rate [bpm] – [median-IQR] 96 [82–110]
   -Temperature [C°] – [median-IQR] 38.4 [37.7–39.2]
Laboratory findings – [median-IQR]  
   -C-reactive protein [mg/L) 132 [67–212]
   -Procalcitonin [μg/L) 0.52 [0.20–2.45]
   -Leukocyte count [× 109) 12.8 [9.1–16.8]
   -ProET-1 [nmol/L) 94.6 [65.5–139.0]
Risk assessment
PSI points – [median-IQR] 100 [77–124]
PSI class – [median-IQR] 4 (3–4)
CURB65 – [median-IQR] 2 (1–2)
  1. IQR denotes Interquartile Range, PSI Pneumonia Severity Index