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Table 2 Characteristics of the study cohort

From: Risk stratification and prognostic performance of the predisposition, infection, response, and organ dysfunction (PIRO) scoring system in septic patients in the emergency department: a cohort study

Number of patients 680
Male (%) 61.2
Age (years) 73 (60 to 79)
Infection site  
  Pneumonia (n) 467
  Intra-abdominal infection (n) 170
  Pyelonephritis 21
  Central nervous system infection (n) 18
  Other infections (n) 4
APACHE II score 17.0 ± 7.7
MEDS score 11 (8 to 16)
PIRO score 11 (9 to 14)
28-day mortality (%) 26.2
ICU admission (%) 21.8
Incidence of MOD within 3 days of enrollment (%) 34.4
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; MEDS, Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis; MOD, multiple organ dysfunction; PIRO, predisposition, infection, response, and organ dysfunction.