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Table 1 Clinical features, baseline demographic and physiological variables on admission in the three groups

From: Effects of resuscitation with crystalloid fluids on cardiac function in patients with severe sepsis

  Ns group Hs group Sb group
Age (means ± SD) 44.19 ± 22.51 49.17 ± 21.39 32.59 ± 19.08
   median (min-max) 39(5–79) 50(5–83) 31(15–76)
Male/Female 20/12 19/11 15/17
APACHEA II score 18.69 ± 3.69 19.97 ± 4.23 18.00 ± 3.82
Predictive mortality by APACHE II 42.94% ± 13.30% 49.13% ± 18.22% 40.38% ± 15.48%
SAPS II score 29.31 ± 8.05 33.59 ± 9.76 27.03 ± 9.52
Predictive mortality rate for SAPS II 12.16% ± 9.58% 17.80% ± 12.54% 10.69% ± 10.59%
SOFA 8.97 ± 1.82 9.17 ± 2.46 8.44 ± 2.00
Observed mortality 5/32(15.63%) 5/30(16.67%) 5/32 (15.63%)
Diagnosis    
Acute enteritis 1   1
Acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia 11 13 7
Agranulocytosis   1  
Aplastic anemia   1 2
Bacillary dysentery 5 3 3
Bronchopneumonia 1   
Cholecystitis 2 3 2
Chronic myeloid leukemia 3 1  
Fulminent N meningitis   1  
Kidney cancer   1 1
Multiple trauma 2 1 2
Peritonitis    2
Pneumonia 3 2 7
Osteomyelitis 1 1  
Septicemia 2 3 6
Urinary tract infection 1   1
Microbiology    
Acinetobacter baumannii 1   
Candida albicans 4 2 2
Escherichia aerogenes 1   
Escherichia cloacae 1 4  
Escherichia coli 5 9 9
Gram-negative bacilli 4 1 2
Gram-positive bacilli 2 2 6
Pseudomonas aeruginosa   2 1
Mucor   2  
Myososis   1  
N. meningococcus   1  
Shigella boydii 3 1 1
Shigella dysenteriae 3 2 3
Staphylococcus 1   3
Streptococcus viridans 1 1  
Negative 6 2 5
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Compared with the Ns group, p < 0.05. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation score; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SOFA, Sequential Organ Assessment.