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Table 3 Temperature control practices in selected patient diagnostic subgroups

From: Diagnosis and management of temperature abnormality in ICUs: a EUROBACT investigators' survey

Item Never Rarely Sometimes Most of the time Always *Median (IQR)
Acute neurological injury (brain or spinal cord) 1 (1%) 3 (2%) 7 (5%) 28 (20%) 100 (72%) 5 (4 to 5)
Septic shock 4 (3%) 8 (6%) 29 (21%) 45 (32%) 53 (38%) 4 (3 to 5)
Severe sepsis without shock 6 (4%) 13 (9%) 28 (20%) 50 (36%) 42 (30%) 4 (3 to 5)
Infection without sepsis 9 (6%) 21 (15%) 32 (23%) 42 (30%) 35 (25%) 4 (3 to 5)
Acute liver failure 9 (6%) 24 (17%) 38 (27%) 38 (27%) 30 (22%) 3 (3 to 4)
Chronic liver failure 11 (8%) 30 (22%) 47 (34%) 31 (22%) 20 (14%) 3 (2 to 4)
Acute coronary syndrome 9 (6%) 12 (9%) 38 (27%) 49 (35%) 31 (22%) 4 (3 to 4)
  1. *Median score (Interquartile range, IQR) of response with 1 = Never, 2 = Rarely, 3 = Sometimes, 4 = Most of the time, and 5 = Always