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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory variables related to mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock

From: Predictors of mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock in the ICU of a public teaching hospital

Variable Correlation r P value
Male gender 0.248 0.05
Age 0.309 0.01
APACHE II score 0.478 0.01
SOFA score 0.572 0.01
Fluid balance (24 hours) 0.350 0.01
Fluid balance (7 days) 0.590 0.01
Hemodialysis 0.548 0.01
Tachycardia 0.266 0.01
PaO2/FiO2 0.320 0.01
Vasopressor agent (24 hours) 0.445 0.01
MAP (24 hours) 0.485 0.01
Creatinine 0.548 0.01
Lactate 0.375 0.01
Steroid use 0.337 0.01
Leukopenia 0.404 0.01
NT-pro-BNP 0.269 0.05
PCT 0.320 0.01
  1. Clinical and laboratory variables related to the mortality observed in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the ICU/HRTN between April 2011 and October 2012 (n = 72). Data expressed as Spearman r and P value. MAP, mean arterial pressure; NT-pro-BNP, N-terminal natriuretic peptide; PCT, procalcitonin.