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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 20 patients with severe sepsis on ICU day 1

From: Human severe sepsis cytokine mixture increases β2-integrin-dependent polymorphonuclear leukocyte adhesion to cerebral microvascular endothelial cells in vitro

Age, years 59 ± 4 (20-80)
Gender, female 6 (30%)
APACHE II score 25.8 ± 2.1 (6-42)
MOD score 10.4 ± 0.86 (3-15)
Absolute neutrophil count (ANC)a 11.5 ± 0.9 (3.7-19.5)
Co-morbidities, number (% of total)  
 Cardiovascular 9 (45%)
 Pulmonary 5 (25%)
 Hepatitis/pancreatitis 5 (25%)
 Inflammatory 3 (15%)
 Neurological 3 (15%)
 Renal 3 (15%)
 Diabetes 2 (10%)
Primary site of infection, number (% of total)  
 Lung 11 (55%)
 Abdomen 3 (15%)
 Blood 1 (5%)
 Urinary Tract 0 (0%)
 Other 4 (20%)
 Unknown 1 (5%)
Total number of positive cultures (% of total)b  
 Gram-negative bacteria 10 (50%)
 Gram-positive bacteria 9 (45%)
 Fungus 2 (10%)
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SE (range) or n (%). aNormal ANC = 1.5-8.0. bIncludes blood and non-blood cultures, therefore the total is >100%. Four poly-microbial non-blood cultures were not included in the table. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; MOD, Multiple organ dysfunction.