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Table 1 Sepsis among patients with neuroaxial catheters after intra-abdominal surgery

From: Neuroaxial catheters following abdominal surgery and their impact on the use of Drotrecogin alfa (activated) in sepsis

  Death + sepsis Neuroaxial catheter SIRS ≥ 2 Zero organ failures One organ failure Two organ failures Three organ failures Four organ failures Total deaths
Number of patients 8 (14%) 57 (100%) 51 (89%) 20 (36%) 10 (18%) 14 (25%) 13 (23%) 0 15 (26%)