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Table 5 Meta-regression analysis for potential covariates contributing to heterogeneity.

From: Is early ventricular dysfunction or dilatation associated with lower mortality rate in adult severe sepsis and septic shock? A meta-analysis

Covariates Coefficient 95% CI P value
Outcome measures
In-hospital vs. 30-day/90-day mortality
-0.19 -0.66 to 0.29 0.372
Patient types
Septic shock vs. severe sepsis and septic shock
0.42 -0.03 to 0.87 0.062
Definition
Consensus vs. non-consensus
-0.26 -1.62 to 1.10 0.66
Exclusion of existing heart-related condition 0.027 -0.78 to 0.84 0.94