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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients

From: Significance of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (an acute phase protein) in monitoring critically ill patients

Parameter Value
Age (years; median [range])  
   SIRS 49.7 (24–73)
   Sepsis and septic shock 45.2 (21–66)
   Sex ratio (male:female) 42:26
   APACHE II score (median [range]) 18.2 (13–28)
Focus (n = 28)  
   Pneumonia 16
   Peritonitis 5
   Empyema 1
   Mediastinitis 2
   Endocarditis 2
   Isolated positive blood culture 2
Causative microorganisms  
   Gram negative 15
   Gram positive 10
   Fungus 3
   Positive blood cultures (n [%]) 11 (39.3)
  1. APACHE = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SIRS = systemic inflammatory response syndrome.