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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics

From: Serial absolute lactate value < 4 versus relative 10% reduction as a predictor of mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock

  Lactate decrease <10% n = 52 (32.3) Lactate decrease > 10% n = 109 (67.7) Serial Lactate > 4mmol/L n = 85 (52.8) Serial Lactate <4mmol/L n = 76 (47.2) Overall
Age 67.2 + 18.4 69.3 +15.2 68.4+17.9 69.0+14.4 68.6+16.3
Initial Lactate, mmol/L 5.25 [4.4-7.1] 5.2 [4.4-6.7] 6 [4.9-8.6] 4.7 [4.3-5.3] 5.2[4.4-6.8]
% Decrease in Lactate 0.0 [-13.3-2.26] 37.3 [25.6-52.7] 3.9[-3.7-21.0] 44.4[32.4-58.1] 26.7[2.3-44.4]
Time between lactate values, minutes 168 +109.7 188+80.2 163+99.5 202+75.9 181+90.9
Volume Crystalloid in 3 hours, ml 2971+1931 2969+1499 3080+1865 2850+1358 2970+1640
Initial Systolic Blood Pressure 105+31.0 100+23.6 105.9+28.7 97.8+22.7 102.0+26.2
Vasopressors Use within 3 hours 22 (42.3) 32 (29.4) 35 (41.2) 19 (25.0) 54 (33.5)
ICU LOS, days 2.1 [1.1-4.6] 2.2 [1.3-5.9] 2.7 [1.2-5.9] 1.9[1.1-5.4] 2.2[1.1-5.7]
In-Hospital Mortality 20 (38.5) 23 (21.1) 32 (37.6) 11 (14.5) 43 (26.7)