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Table 1 Sepsis-related (or Sequential) Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores

From: Effects of lornoxicam on the physiology of severe sepsis

Parameter SOFA score
  0 1 2 3 4
Respiration (PaO2/FiO2 ratio) >400 ≤ 400 ≤ 300 ≤ 200 with respiratory support ≤ 100
Coagulation (platelets × 103/mm3 >150 ≤ 150 ≤ 100 ≤ 50 ≤ 20
Liver (bilirubin [mg/dl (μmol/l)]) <1.2 (<20) 1.2–1.9 (20–32) 2.0–5.9 (33–101) 6.0–11.9 (102–204) >12.0 (>204)
Cardiovascular (hypotension) No hypotension MAP <70 mmHg Dopamine ≤ 5 or dobutamine at any dose Dopamine>5 or adrenaline (epinephrine) ≤ 0.1 noradrenaline (norepinephrine) ≤ 0.1 Dopamine >15 or adrenaline >0.1 noradrenaline >0.1
Central nervous system (GCS score) 15 19–14 10–12 6–9 <6
Renal (creatine [mg/dl] or urine output) <1.2 1.2–1.9 2.0–3.4 3.5–4.9 or <500 ml/day >5 or <200 ml/day
  1. FiO2, fractional inspired oxygen; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale; MAP, mean arterial pressure;
  2. PaO2, arterial oxygen tension.