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Table 1 Independent variables in trauma and surgical patients with severe sepsis

From: Prospectively validated predictions of shock and organ failure in individual septic surgical patients: the Systemic Mediator Associated Response Test

Age Renal failure
Sex Comorbidities (alcohol abuse, cirrhosis; HIV; dialysis; neutropenia;
Race COPD; solid tumor; hematologic malignancy; chronic renal failure)
Albumin Admitting service (surgery, medicine)
Alkaline phosphatase A-aDO2
Alanine aminotransferase Base deficit
Aspartate aminotransferase pH
Blood urea nitrogen PaO2
Calcium SaO2
Cholesterol FiO2
Creatinine Fluids in
?-glutamyl transferase Fluids out
Glucose PaO2/FiO2 ratio
Hematocrit Chloride
Hemoglobin Eosinophils
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin Lymphocytes
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration Mononuclear cells
Mean corpuscular volume Metamyelocyte
Phosphorous Segmental neutrophils
Platelet count Band neutrophils
Potassium Basophils
Total protein Granulocytes (% granulocytes, % lymphocytes)
Prothrombin time Eosinophils
Partial thromboplastin time Lactic acid
Red blood cells PCWP
Sodium Cardiac index
Total bilirubin Systemic vascular resistance
Triglycerides PEEP
Uric acid Pressure support
White blood cells Respiratory rate
IL-6 Mechanical ventilation
IL-8 Trauma
GCSF Systolic blood pressure
Electrocardiography (PR interval, QT interval) Diastolic blood pressure
DIC Heart rate
Glascow Coma Scale score Mean arterial pressure
Hepatobiliary baseline Temperature
Shock Height
ARDS Weight
  1. A-aDO2, alveolar-arterial oxygen difference; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; FIO2, fractional inspired oxygen; PaO2, arterial oxygen tension; PCWP, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; PEEP, positive end-expiratory pressure; SaO2, arterial oxygen saturation.