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Table 4 Haemodynamic and oxygen transport related data and catecholamines

From: Altered immune parameters in chronic alcoholic patients at the onset of infection and of septic shock

Variables Septic shock Chronic alcoholic patients Nonalcoholic patients P
Heart rate (beats/min) Early 104 (69–143) 122 (99–140) 0.048
  Late 111 (52–153) 106 (91–146) 0.696
MAP (mmHg) Early 84 (69–112) 76 (59–94) 0.060
  Late 78 (68–113) 78 (61–101) 0.643
PCWP (mmHg) Early 16 (9–19) 11 (8–15) 0.021
  Late 15 (8–20) 10 (8–15) 0.312
Cardiac index (l/min per m2) Early 5.1 (3.5–6.2) 5.0 (3.0–10.4) 0.940
  Late 4.6 (3.4–7.00) 4.0 (3.3–4.8) 0.196
DO2 (ml/min per m2) Early 721 (489–888) 718 (408–1366) 0.870
  Late 693 (485–922) 580 (453–817) 0.366
VO2 (ml/min per m2) Early 140 (114–237) 181 (49–330) 0.178
  Late 162 (95–263) 143 (33–253) 0.437
PaO2/FiO2 (mmHg) Early 198 (110–256) 282 (188–320) <0.010
  Late 193 (151–298) 291 (161–511) 0.020
Noradrenaline (μg/kg per min) Early 0.3 (0.1–0.8) 0.5 (0.2–1.0) 0.112
  Late 1.3 (0.1–1.7) 1.1(0.1–2.4) 0.522
  1. Values are expressed as median (range). DO2, oxygen delivery; MAP, mean arterial pressure; PaO2/FiO2, arterial oxygen tension/fractional inspired oxygen ratio (oxygenation index); PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; VO2, oxygen consumption.