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Table 1 Clinical diagnoses of the patients

From: Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide is a prognostic marker in sepsis, similar to the APACHE II score: an observational study

Diagnosis Details Number of patientsa
Respiratory Pneumonia (33), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (14), acute asthma (3), bronchial carcinoma (3), pneumothorax (3), pharyngeal obstruction (2), toxic pulmonary oedema (2), Wegener's granulomatosis (1) 61
Cardiovascular Myocardial infarction (12), heart failure (11), pulmonary embolism (2) haemorrhagic shock (1) 26
Abdominal Gastrointestinal bleeding (7), abdominal infection (6), urinary tract infection (5), acute renal failure (3), hepatic coma (3) 24
Cerebral Ischaemic stroke (5), subarachnoid (4) or intracerebral (3) haemorrhage, seizures (3), suicidal intoxication with sedatives (5), cavernous sinus thrombosis (1) 21
Others Leukaemia (7), postoperative (6), diabetic coma (3), other infections (3) 19
  1. aOne patient can have more than one diagnosis, and so the total exceeds the absolute number of patients (n = 101).