MR-proADM and PCT levels in surviving versus nonsurviving patients. Data from patients on admission are shown. Patients are grouped into (a) those with a clinical diagnosis of sepsis based on international guidelines and (b) those with circulating PCT levels above 1 ng/ml. Lines denote median values, boxes represent 25–75th percentiles and whiskers indicate the range. MR-proADM, mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin; PCT, procalcitonin.