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Table 4 Characteristics of the medical patients

From: Neutrophil apoptosis: a marker of disease severity in sepsis and sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome

  Uncomplicated sepsis
(n = 8)
Septic shock
(n = 12)
Sepsis-induced ARDS
(n = 9)
Mechanical ventilation
(n = 11)
Controls
(n = 33)
P value
Age (years, mean ± SEM) 50.8 ± 4.9 56 ± 5.6 43.2 ± 5.8 57.5 ± 4.9 37.1 ± 1.7 <0.008a
Male/Female (percentage) 50.0/50.0 58.3/41.7 44.4/55.6 36.4/63.6 48.5/51.5 0.7b
APACHE II score (percentage) 13.6 ± 2.2 21 ± 2.2 21.5 ± 1.2 - - 0.1
Maximum SOFA score (percentage) 4.7 ± 0.7 9.9 ± 1.0 12 ± 0.8 - - <0.001a
Organ dysfunction (percentage)       
0 50 25 0 - - -
1 0 16.7 77.8 - - -
2 25 41.7 0 - - -
3 25 16.7 22.2 - - -
Organ failure (percentage)       
0 25 0 0 - - -
1 62.5 25 0 - - -
2 12.5 41.7 55.6 - - -
3 0 33.3 33.3 - - -
4 0 0 11.1 - - -
Mortality in 28 days (percentage) 37.5 75 77.8 - - -
Neutrophil apoptosis (mean percentage ± SEM) 57 ± 3.2 38 ± 3.7 28 ± 3.3 53 ± 3.0 69 ± 1.1 <0.001a
  1. aP value from the comparisons using analysis-of-variance test; bp value from the comparisons using χ2 test. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Disease Classification System II; ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; SEM, standard error of the mean; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment.