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Table 5 Adverse events

From: Hydrocortisone treatment in early sepsis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: results of a randomized controlled trial

Event Hydrocortisone (n = 98) Placebo (n = 99) p Value
Nosocomial infection 17 (17.3) 19 (19.2) 0.74
Lung infection 10 (10.2) 12 (12.1) 0.67
Catheter-related bloodstream infection 3 (3.1) 5 (5.1) 0.72a
Urinary tract infection 3 (3.1) 2 (2) 0.68a
Other nosocomial infection 1 (1) 3 (3) 0.62a
Hyperglycemia (glucose >150 mg/dl) 79 (80.6) 67 (67.7) 0.038
New-onset atrial fibrillation 3 (3.1) 5 (5.1) 0.72
Reintubation within 28 days 6 (6.1) 7 (7.2) 0.78
Gastrointestinal bleeding 3 (3.1) 4 (4) 1.00
  1. aFisher’s exact test p values due to small cell counts