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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study patients

From: Phenylephrine versus norepinephrine for initial hemodynamic support of patients with septic shock: a randomized, controlled trial

  Phenylephrine (n = 16) Norepinephrine (n = 16) P value
Age (years) 70 (53 to 74) 70 (59 to 74) 0.850
Gender (percentage male) 75 56 0.457
Simplified Acute Physiology Score II 57 ± 8 55 ± 7 0.434
Cause of septic shock Pneumonia (n = 7), peritonitis (n = 8), meningitis (n = 1) Pneumonia (n = 8), peritonitis (n = 8), meningitis (n = 0) 0.587
Mortality (n (%)) 10/16 (63%) 9/16 (56%) 1.000
Intensive care unit length of stay (days) 16 (7 to 25) 16 (10 to 24) 0.597
  1. Data presented as median (25% to 75% range) or mean ± standard deviation unless otherwise indicated.