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Table 1 Patient characteristics (mean and standard deviation)

From: The diagnostic value of serum leptin monitoring and its correlation with tumor necrosis factor-α in critically ill patients: a prospective observational study

  Sepsis group
(n = 40)
SIRS group
(n = 34)
Non-SIRS group
(n = 32)
Age (years) 42 ± 10.5 46 ± 9.7 40 ± 8.2
Sex ratio (M/F) 21/19 18/16 18/14
SOFA score 11 (8 to 13)* 5 (3 to 8) 3 (2 to 5)
Duration of ICU stay 12.8 ± 3.6* 4.9 ± 2.2 4.4 ± 1.9
Diagnosis    
Respiratory insufficiency due to: 10 9 10
Bacterial infection. 6   
Viral infection. 4   
ARDS.   9  
COPD.    4
Bronchial asthma.    3
Pulmonary edema.    3
Polytrauma 9 8 7
Orthopedic surgery 14 11 10
Thoracic surgery 7 6 5
  1. *Significant change (P < 0.05). M/F, male/female; ICU, intensive care unit; SIRS, systemic inflammatory response syndrome; ARDS, adult respiratory distress syndrome; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.