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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Increased body mass index and adjusted mortality in ICU patients with sepsis or septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author (Y) Country Study design Study period (MM/YY) Diagnostic criteria Age, years
Median (IQR or SD)
Male (%) Outcome
Studies of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shocka
Sakr [31] (2008) 24 European countriesb Prospective cohort, multicenter 05/02–05/02 Septic shock [25] NR NR Hospital mortality
Wurzinger [15] (2010) Austria Retrospective cohort, single center 01/03–12/08 Septic shock [25] 69 (14) 162 (54) ICU mortality
Adamzik [32] (2011) Germany Prospective cohort, single center NR Severe sepsis [25] 57 (16) 90 (58) 30-day mortality
Arabia [17] (2013) Canada, USA Saudi Arabia Retrospective cohort, multicenter /96–/08 Septic shock [25] NR 1658 (58) Hospital mortality
Wacharasint [16] (2013) Australia, Canada, USA Retrospective cohort, multicenter 07/01–04/06 Septic shock [25] NR 449 (62) 28-day mortality
Sakr [33] (2015) 84 countriesc Retrospective worldwide audit 05/12–05/12 Sepsis [26] NR NR 60-day in-hospital mortality
  1. NR not reported
  2. aDefinitions of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock in these studies included Bone et al. [25] and Vincent et al. [26]
  3. bAustria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
  4. cList of 84 countries detailed in the following link: http://links.lww.com/CCM/B435