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Table 5 Characteristics, physiology on day 1, and outcome in hypothermic (body temperature ≤36.5°C) and non-hypothermic patients with septic shock

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

  Hypothermia (n = 95) Non-hypothermia (n = 187) P-value
Age, years 75 (62 to 83) 72 (61 to 79) 0.069
DIC score 4.0 (2.0 to 5.0) 3.0 (2.0 to 5.0) 0.047
SOFA score 11.0 (9.0 to 13.0) 10.0 (8.0 to 13.0) 0.039
APACHE II score 29.0 (23.0 to 35.0) 25.0 (19.0 to 31.0) 0.001
Outcome    
28-day mortality 49.5% (n = 47) 24.6% (n = 46) < 0.001
Hospital mortality 62.1% (n = 59) 31.0% (n = 58) < 0.001
  1. Results are presented as median (IQR) or % (number). DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation.