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Table 2 Characteristics of included studies: pre-post design studies

From: Effectiveness of polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column in sepsis: a systematic review

Study Year Country of origin N Percentage of males APACHE II score Predicted mortality (percentage)
Nakamura et al. [16] (h) 1998 Japan 24 58.3 26.8 59.8
Nakamura et al. [17] (i) 1998 Japan 17 58.8 23.1 46.4
Shimada et al. [20] 2000 Japan 40 NS NS N/A
Tani et al. [36] (b) 2001 Japan 88 71.6 24.2 50.4
Uriu et al. [24] 2002 Japan 24 66.7 NS N/A
Ikeda et al. [34] 2004 Japan 66 NS 26.2 57.6
Nakamura et al. [18] (j) 2004 Japan 12 66.7 24.5 51.5
Tojimbara et al. [22] 2004 Japan 24 45.8 21.4 40.3
Kushi et al. [35] 2005 Japan 36 58.3 24 49.7
Ueno et al. [23]a 2005 Japan 16 31.3 SSS 32 N/A
Kojika et al. [37] 2006 Japan 24 62.5 14.2 19.1
Casella et al. [38] 2006 Italy 14 57.1 26.5 58.7
Total    385    
  1. aTwo studies reported severity of illness as SSS rather than APACHE score.
  2. APACHE II score expressed as the mean. Predicted mortality was calculated as eLogit/(1 + eLogit), where Logit = -3.517 + (APACHE II) × 0.146. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; N/A, not applicable; NS, not stated; SSS, Sepsis Severity Score.