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Table 2 Baseline demograpic and physiological variables stratified by outcome (28-day survival)

From: Pulse high-volume haemofiltration for treatment of severe sepsis: effects on hemodynamics and survival

Variables Survivor (n = 8) Nonsurvivor (n = 7) P
Age (years) 55 ± 13 61 ± 14 NS
Body weight (kg) 75 ± 11 73 ± 13 NS
SBP (mmHg) 98 ± 20 120 ± 32 NS
MAP (mmHg) 68 ± 12 72 ± 13 NS
CI (l/min per m2) 4.1 ± 1.1 2.7 ± 1.0 NS
PaO2/FiO2 ratio 216 ± 99 172 ± 49 NS
APACHE II score 30.3 ± 4.5 32.2 ± 3.9 NS
SAPS II score 58.0 ± 16.6 66.6 ± 12.7 NS
SOFA score 14.3 ± 2.1 14.1 ± 2.0 NS
Number of organ failures 4.0 ± 0.8 4.3 ± 0.5 NS
Number of PHVHF treatments 4.8 ± 2.7 1.9 ± 0.7 0.02
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation score; CI, cardiac index; MAP, mean arterial pressure; PaO2/FiO2, arterial oxygen tension/fractional inspired oxygen; PHVHF, pulse high-volume haemofiltration; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SBP, systolic blood pressure; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.