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Table 1 Demographic data for the study population (n = 44)

From: Erythropoietin and renin as biological markers in critically ill patients

Parameter Survivors (n = 31) Nonsurvivors (n = 13) P
Age (years) 61 ± 10 58 ± 11 NS
Sex (n)
   Male 14 7 NS
   Female 17 6 NS
SAPS II 50 ± 10.6 56 ± 9.5 NS
MODS 12 ± 8.4 14 ± 6.9 NS
Length of ICU stay (days) 6.1 (4–21) 7.4 (5–23) NS
Primary site of infection
   Lung 15 7 NS
   Urinary tract 5 3 NS
   Blood 8 2 NS
   Skin 3 1 NS
Patients on inotropes
   Noradrenaline 20 9 NS
   Noradrenaline/dobutamine 11 4 NS
Drug titration (μg/kg per min)
   Noradrenaline 0.7 ± 0.45 0.72 ± 0.25 NS
   Dobutamine 5 ± 2.2 5.2 ± 1.8 NS
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation, or as median (range). ICU, intensive care unit; MODS, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Score; NS, not significant; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score.