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Table 2 Body temperature and severity of coagulation abnormality/organ failure scores

From: The impact of body temperature abnormalities on the disease severity and outcome in patients with severe sepsis: an analysis from a multicenter, prospective survey of severe sepsis

  Body temperature, °C
  ≤35.5 (n = 99) 35.6 to 36.5 (n = 61) 36.6 to 37.5 (n = 112) 37.6 to 38.5 (n = 155) 38.6 to 39.5 (n = 133) ≥39.6 (n = 64)
Age, years 76 (65 to 82)de 78 (62.5 to 83.5)de 75 (66 to 84)de 72 (61 to 82)de 67 (58 to 76) 65 (45.25 to 78.75)
Septic shock, n (%) 62 (62.6%)bcde 33 (54.1%) 46 (41.1%) 63 (40.6%) 54 (40.6%) 24 (37.5%)
SIRS criteria 4 (3 to 4)abc 3 (2 to 4)bde 3 (2 to 3)cde 3 (3 to 4)de 4 (3 to 4) 4 (3 to 4)
DIC score 5 (2 to 6)c 4 (2 to 6) 4 (2 to 5) 3 (2 to 5) 3 (2 to 5) 3 (2 to 5)
DIC ≥5, n (%) 28 (28.3%)cde 15 (24.6%)c 22 (19.6%) 20 (12.9%) 21 (15.8%) 7 (10.9%)
SOFA score 10 (7 to 12)cde 10 (7 to 13)cde 8 (5 to 11) 8 (5 to 11) 7 (5 to 10.75) 7 (6 to 10)
MODS, n (%) 35 (35.4%)cde 23 (37.8%)cde 27 (24.1%) 32 (20.6%) 23 (17.3%) 10 (15.6%)
APACHE II 28 (23 to 33)bcde 24 (20 to 29) 21 (16.25 to 27) 21 (16 to 27) 22 (17 to 26) 22 (17.25 to 30)
Outcome       
28-day mortality, n (%) 40 (40.4%)bcde 21 (34.4%)cde 23 (20.5%) 28 (18.1%) 21 (15.8%) 11 (17.2%)
Hospital mortality, n (%) 52 (52.5%)bcde 27 (44.3%)bcde 27 (24.1%) 39 (25.2%) 26 (19.5%) 13 (20.3%)
  1. SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome; DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; MODS, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome; APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation. aP <0.0033 (after Bonferroni correction) versus 35.6 to 36.5°C; bversus 36.6 to 37.5°C; cversus 37.6 to 38.5°C; dversus 38.6 to 39.5°C; eversus ≥39.6°C.