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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristicsa

From: Coenzyme Q10 levels are low and may be associated with the inflammatory cascade in septic shock

Demographics Data (N= 14)
Age, years 55 (47 - 62)
Females, n (%) 9 (64)
Race, n (%)  
   African-American 3 (21)
   Caucasian 11 (79)
Comorbidities, n (%)  
   Diabetes 2 (14)
   Hypertension 8 (57)
   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 (14)
   Coronary artery disease 2 (14)
   Congestive heart failure 3 (21)
   Renal insufficiency or end-stage renal disease 4 (29)
Initial vital signs  
   Temperature (°F) 98.9 (97.0 - 100.0)
   MAP (mmHg) 64 (54 - 83)
   Heart rate (bpm) 99 (88 - 112)
   Respiratory rate (breaths/minute) 20 (16 - 23)
Initial laboratory data  
   Sodium (mEq/L) 140 (137 - 140)
   Potassium (mEq/L) 3.8 (3.1 - 4.2)
   Bicarbonate (mEq/L) 19 (16 - 24)
   Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.5 (0.9 - 3.5)
   INR 1.2 (1.2 - 1.5)
   AST (IU/L) 29 (7 - 35)
   ALT (IU/L) 29 (19 - 45)
   White blood cells (1 × 103/μL) 10.5 (6 - 16)
   Hematocrit (%) 31 (29 - 34)
   Platelets (1 × 103/μL) 196 (164 - 302)
Arterial blood gas  
   pH 7.36 (7.29 - 7.42)
   PaCO2 (mmHg) 38 (30 - 51)
   PaO2 (mmHg) 101 (75 - 113)
   Lactate (mmol/L) 2.1 (1.4 - 2.4)
CoQ10 data  
   CoQ10 (μmol/L) 0.49 (0.26 - 0.62)
   LDL (mg/dL) 42 (35 - 61)
   CoQ10:LDL ratio 101 (82 - 150)
  1. aALT: alanine aminotransferase, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, CoQ10: plasma coenzyme Q10, INR: International Normalized Ratio, LDL: low-density lipoprotein, MAP: mean arterial pressure, PaCO2, partial pressure of carbon dioxide, PaO2: partial pressure of oxygen. Data are medians with interquartile ranges unless otherwise indicated.