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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline

From: Arterial pressure-based cardiac output in septic patients: different accuracy of pulse contour and uncalibrated pressure waveform devices

Age (years) 59 (53 to 72)
Gender (M/F) 37:43  
SAPS II 41 (37 to 80)
ARDS (n, %) 38 (47)
Source of infection   
   Pneumonia (n, %) 64 (80)
   Peritonitis (n, %) 6 (7)
   Endocarditis (n, %) 5 (6)
   Fasciitis (n, %) 2 (3)
   Unknown 3 (4)
CItd (L/min/m2) 3.1 (2.2 to 3.5)
Vasopressors   
   Norepinephrine (n, %) 53 (66)
   Dosage of norepinephrine (μg/kg/min) 0.43 (0.21 to 0.71)
   Dobutamine (n, %) 6  
  1. n = 80.
  2. Data are expressed as median [25% to 75% interquartile] or as number (%).
  3. SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiologic Score; ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; MAP, mean arterial pressure; CItd, cardiac index measured with transpulmonary thermodilution.