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Table 4 Variables that possibly influence the mortality of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to the intensive care unit: univariate analysis

From: Outcome and prognostic factors in critically ill patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a retrospective study

Variable n Died (n [%]) P
APACHE II score
   >19 (median value) 24 11 (45.8) 0.361
   ≤ 19 27 9 (33.3)  
Previous seizure attack before admission
   Yes 14 3 (21.4) 0.110
   No 37 17 (45.9)  
Sepsis without pulmonary infection on admission
   Yes 13 2 (15.4) 0.04
   No 38 18 (47.4)  
Abnormal complete blood count
   Yes 41 23 (50.0) 0.005
   No 10 0 (0)  
Gastrointestinal bleeding in the ICU
   Yes 15 11 (68.7) 0.01
   No 36 13 (29.5)  
Intracranial haemorrhage in the ICU
   Yes 6 5 (83.3) 0.018
   No 45 15 (33.3)  
Concurrent septic shock in the ICU
   Yes 15 14 (93.3) <0.001
   No 36 6 (16.7)  
  1. Included are Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score and variables moderately associated (P < 0.2) with survival. ICU, intensive care unit