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Table 1 Comparison of physiological data between group 1 and group 2.

From: Early veno-venous haemodiafiltration for sepsis-related multiple organ failure

Parameter Group 1 (n = 40) Group 2 (n = 20) P value
Age (years) 56 ± 16 58 ± 16 0.56
SAPS II score 61 ± 13 72 ± 21 0.08
LODS score 13 ± 1.8 14.6 ± 3.2 0.02
McCabe score (n [%])
   0 31(77) 15 (82) 1
   1 9 (23) 5 (28)  
Immuno-incompetent (n [%]) 8 (20) 7 (35) 0.34
Shock (n [%])
   Primary 28 (70) 16 (80) 0.61
   Secondary 12 (30) 4 (20)  
Reason for admission (n [%])
   Medical 29 (72) 16 (80) 0.75
   Surgical 11 (26) 4 (20)  
Aetiological agent identified (n [%])
   Yes 31 (78) 11 (55) 0.14
   No 9 (22) 9 (45)  
Corticosteroid therapy (n [%]) 12 (30) 5 (25) 0.92
Mortality (%)
   Predicted 67 87 <0.0001
   Observed 30 100  
  1. In group 1 (responders), there were 22 cases of bacterial pneumonia and eight cases of sepsis of extrapulmonary origin among medical patients, and 10 cases of peritonitis among surgical patients. In group 2 (nonresponders) there were 11 cases of bacterial pneumonia and seven cases of sepsis of extrapulmonary origin among medical patients, and two cases of peritonitis among surgical patients. No significant difference was found between these distributions. LODS, Logistic Organ Dysfunction Score; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score.