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Table 1 Characteristics of septic patients

From: Neutrophils from critically ill septic patients mediate profound loss of endothelial barrier integrity

Primary sepsis vs. secondary sepsis Primary sepsis Secondary sepsis P value
  (n= 12) (n= 6)  
Age (years) 59.9 ± 7.6 44 ± 7.8 0.2
Male sex (%) 58 50 0.9
Source of sepsis (%)    
 Abdominal 58 67 0.9
 Pneumonia 42 33 0.9
White cell count (×109 cells/l) 15.1 ± 1.1 18.1 ± 1.9 0.2
Neutrophil count (×109 cells/l) 12.2 ± 0.9 12.6 ± 1.4 0.8
Septic patients with ARDS compared with those without evidence of ARDS ARDS No ARDS P value
  ( n = 6) ( n = 12)  
Age (years) 57.5 ± 8.9 54.1 ± 6.7 0.8
Male sex (%) 50 58 0.9
Source of sepsis (%)    
 Abdominal 67 58 0.9
 Pneumonia 33 42 0.9
White cell count (×109 cells/l) 16.9 ± 2 15.7 ± 1.1 0.6
Neutrophil count (×109 cells/l) 13.5 ± 1 11.8 ± 1 0.3
  1. Characteristics listed are those on the day of study participation. Age, white blood cell count, and neutrophil count were analyzed using Student’s t test, and male sex and source of sepsis were analyzed using Fisher’s exact test. There were no differences between comparison groups. ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome.