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Table 2 Daily mean fluid intake/output and balance in survivors and non-survivors according to the use of diuretics or renal replacement therapy (RRT)

From: A positive fluid balance is an independent prognostic factor in patients with sepsis

  Spontaneous diuresis Use of diuretics RRTa
  Survivors Non-survivors p value Survivors Non-survivors p value Survivors Non-survivors p value
(n = 63) (n = 12) (n = 33) (n = 24) (n = 18) (n = 23)
Mean daily volume (ml/kg)
Intake 48 ± 3 55 ± 6 0.31 42 + -3 56 ± 4 0.006 55 ± 8 64 ± 6 0.41
Output 35 ± 2 29 ± 5 0.31 33 ± 2 27 ± 3 0.13 40 ± 5 32 ± 4 0.25
Fluid balance 13 ± 2 26 ± 6 0.03 9 ± 3 28 ± 4 <0.001 16 ± 5 32 ± 6 0.049
  1. Data shown as mean values ± standard error of the mean
  2. aSeven patients also received diuretics