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Table 1 Characteristics of healthy controls and non surviving critically ill patients

From: Critical illness induces alternative activation of M2 macrophages in adipose tissue

  Healthy
controls
Critically ill patients:
postmortem biopsies
Number 20 61
Gender (no. male) 14 36
Age (yr) (mean ± SD) 70 ± 12 67 ± 15
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 25.0 ± 2.6 24.1 ± 3.5
History of diabetes (no.) 3 9
APACHE-II score on admission (median (IQR)) - 26 (20 to 34)
Admission diagnose -  
   - Cardiovascular   5
   - Gastrointestinal or liver   5
   - Hematologic or oncologic   10
   - Neurologic   3
   - Renal   2
   - Respiratory   30
   - Other   6
ICU stay (median (IQR)) 0 10 (6 to 19)
Cause of death in ICU -  
   - Severe brain damage   2
   - Respiratory failure   26
   - Therapy resistant septic shock/cardiovascular collapse   14
   - Persistent MOF after septic or SIRS induced shock   19
  1. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; BMI, body mass index; ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile range; MOF, multiple organ failure; SD, standard deviation; SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome; Yrs, years.