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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 80 patients with severe sepsis

From: Prognostic utility and characterization of cell-free DNA in patients with severe sepsis

Characteristic Survivors
n = 46
Nonsurvivors
n = 34
Age, years   
   Mean ± SEM (min, max) 60 ± 2.2 (20, 84) 68 ± 2.3 (37, 87)
Gender, % female (no./total) 30.4 (14 of 46) 32.3 (11 of 34)
APACHE II score   
   Mean ± SEM (min, max) 21.6 ± 1.2 (7, 40) 24.5 ± 1.1 (10, 34)
MODS score   
   Mean ± SEM (min, max) 8.3 ± 0.56 (2, 17) 10.4 ± 0.62 (3, 17)
Primary site of infection, no. (% of total)   
   Lung 24 (52.1%) 18 (52.9%)
   Blood 11 (23.9%) 4 (11.8%)
   Urinary tract 1 (2.2%) 3 (8.8%)
   Abdomen 5 (10.9%) 1 (2.9%)
   Skin 2 (4.3%) 0 (0%)
   Other 1 (2.2%) 5 (14.7%)
   Unknown 2 (4.3%) 3 (8.8%)
Positive cultures, no. (% of total)   
   Gram-negative bacteria 8 (17.4%) 3 (8.8%)
   Gram-positive bacteria 16 (34.8%) 9 (26.5%)
   Fungus 2 (4.3%) 4 (11.8%)
   Mixed 11 (23.9%) 14 (41.2%)
Unknown 9 (19.6%) 4 (11.8%)