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Table 2 Comparison of the data at time of enrolment of patients comprising the two groups: survivors and non-survivors. There was no significant difference for any of the variables between groups (P >0.05, Mann-Whitney U-test)

From: Comparison of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma concentrations at different SOFA scores during the course of sepsis and MODS

  Survivors Non-survivors
Sex m: 16 f: 10 m: 8 f: 6
Age (years) mean 56.27 61.17
± 1SD 14.01 15.62
SOFA score, median 12 13
± 25%/75% percentile 10/13 10/15
APACHE II score, median 23 2
± 25%/75% percentiles 21/269 24/30
PCT (μ g/l), median 5.83 4.42
25%/75% percentiles 2.50–23.96 1.99/32.14
CRP (mg/l) median 169 147
25%/75% percentiles 136/268 101/216
Duration of follow-up (days) mean 12.9 11.58
± 1SD 4.28 4.33
  1. m, Males; f, female; SOFA, sepsis-related organ failureassessment; APACHE, Acute Physiology, Age, Chronic Health Evaluation; PCT,procalcitonin; CRP, C-reactive peptide.