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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics, medians (IQR) or N (%)

From: Myeloperoxidase can differentiate between sepsis and non-infectious SIRS and predicts mortality in intensive care patients with SIRS

Characteristics Overall
Number of patients 313
Gender, male 193 (62%)
Age, years 61 (24)
Diagnosis at admission
 Trauma 23 (7.3%)
 Infection (suspicion of) 79 (25%)
 Post-surgery 53 (17%)
 Other 155 (50%)
Severity of illness (at admission)
 Mechanical ventilation 202 (66%)
 APACHE IV score 75 (40)
 SOFA score 6 (6)
ICU stay, days 9 (10)
Sepsis at admission to ICU 123 (39%)
Mortality 30 days 77 (25%)
Site of infection sepsis patientsa
(N = 123)
 Skin/wound 12 (10%)
 Pneumonia 58 (47%)
 Line sepsis 11 (9%)
 Abdominal 12 (10%)
 Urinary tract 3 (2.4%)
 Other/unknown 41 (33%)
Proven infection in sepsis patients (N = 123) 62 (50%)
CRP, mg/L 216 (189)
Leukocytes max, × 109/L 16 (10)
  1. IQR indicates interquartile range
  2. a14% mixed infections