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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: A high mean arterial pressure target is associated with improved microcirculation in septic shock patients with previous hypertension: a prospective open label study

Patient characteristic (n = 19)
Age (years) 74 ± 11
Gender (%) 13 males (68)
Duration of shock prior to inclusion (hours) 16 ± 6
APACHE II score 24 ± 10
Intensive care unit length of stay (days) 12 ± 8
In-hospital mortality (n (%)) 10 (53)
Source of infection (n (%))  
  Respiratory infection 11 (58)
  Abdominal infection 6 (32)
  Bacteremia 1 (5)
  Urinary tract infection 1 (5)
Comorbidities (n (%))  
  Chronic hypertension 19 (100)
  Diabetes 2 (10)
  Chronic renal failure 2 (10)
Usual mean arterial pressure acquired from previous medical records (mmHg) 93 ± 7
Fluid infusion during the study (ml) 185 ± 55
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. Data presented as mean ± SD or n (%).