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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study patients

From: Epidermal wound healing in severe sepsis and septic shock in humans

  Septic patients
Male gender 22 (63%)
Age, years 62 (range 24 to 80, SD 12)
Body mass index, kg/m2 28 (range 21 to 47, SD 6)
Co-morbidities  
   Diabetes mellitus 9 (26%)
   COPD 4 (11%)
   Asthma 3 (9%)
   Ischaemic heart disease 7 (20%)
Focus of infection  
   Lungs 15 (43%)
   Intra-abdominal 12 (34%)
   Urinary 1 (3%)
   Primary blood 2 (6%)
   Other 5 (14%)
Severity of the disease  
   APACHE II score on admission 25 (range 9 to 44, SD 8)
   SOFA score 9.3 (range 1 to 22, SD 4)
   Sepsis steroid 24 (69%)
   Septic shock 29 (83%)
   Multiple organ failure 23 (66%)
Outcome variables  
   ICU length of stay, days 7.9 (range 2 to 30, SD 6)
   ICU mortality 7 (20%)
   Hospital mortality 9 (26%)
   30-day mortality 10 (29%)
  1. APACHE II, acute physiology and chronic health care II; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ICU, intensive care unit; SD, standard deviation; SOFA, sepsis-related organ failure assessment.