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Table 3 Organ failure

From: Prevalence and incidence of severe sepsis in Dutch intensive care units

Organ system failure Severe sepsis (n = 134) Septic shock (n = 53)
Neurological failure 31 (23) 19 (36)
Cardiovascular failure 97 (72) 53 (100)
Renal failure 71 (53) 33 (62)
Respiratory failure 121 (90) 49 (92)
Haematological failure 31 (23) 18 (34)
Metabolic failure 66 (49) 53 (100)
Liver failure 60 (45) 34 (64)
  1. Number of patients in the point prevalence survey with severe sepsis and/or septic shock with acute organ failure in various organ systems (% of patients).