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Table 1 Characteristics of patients in the sepsis and SIRS groups

From: Soluble Toll-like receptor 2 is a biomarker for sepsis in critically ill patients with multi-organ failure within 12 h of ICU admission

  Sepsis n = 37 SIRS n = 27 p value
Age 63 (55–72) 63 (48–69) 0.298
Sex (M/F) 17/20 20/7 0.040
Admission SOFA 16 (14–19) 14 (13–17) 0.080
White cell count (109/L) 15 (11–22) 13 (8–17) 0.169
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 78 (67–87) 79 (72–91) 0.445
PEEP (cm H2O) 8 (5–8) 7 (5–9) 0.892
SpO2 (%) 98 (95–100) 99 (98–100) 0.131
FiO2 0.5 (0.4–0.6) 0.4 (0.35–0.5) 0.326
Peak inspiratory pressure (cm H2O) 22 (19–25) 24 (16–29) 0.528
Creatinine (μmol/L) 158 (86–259) 88 (66–168) 0.010
Urea (mmol/L) 13.2 (8.6–18.3) 6.2 (4.2–10) <0.001
Albumin (g/L) 20 (16–25) 31 (22–34) <0.001
CRP (mg/L) 218 (129–340) 84 (40–168) 0.001
ICU stay (days) 10 (5–15) 4 (3–8) 0.016
Ventilated days 5 (2–9) 3 (1–4) 0.133
Shock days 3 (2–4) 0 (0–3) 0.002
Renal support days 0 (0–5) 0 (0–0) 0.011
In-hospital mortality 12 (32%) 11 (41%) 0.142
  1. Data are presented as medians, with the interquartile ranges in brackets. For statistical analysis, Mann-Whitney U test and chi-square test were used to test differences between the sepsis and SIRS groups