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Table 3 Organ support and outcomes in patients admitted to the ICU with suspected septic shock (n = 508) and comparison between patients with early-confirmed septic shock (EC-SS) or non-early confirmed septic shock (Non EC-SS)

From: Septic shock with no diagnosis at 24 hours: a pragmatic multicenter prospective cohort study

  All patients (n = 508) EC-SS (n = 374) Non EC-SS (n = 134) P
Tracheal intubation 397 (78) 294 (79) 103 (77) 0.67
ARDS 167 (33) 143 (38) 24 (18) <0.0001
Renal replacement therapy 145 (28) 95 (25) 50 (37) 0.009
Steroids for septic shocka 197 (39) 143 (38) 54 (40) 0.67
ECMO 8 (2) 5 (1) 3 (2) 0.44
Duration of tracheal intubation, days 4 (1 − 9) 4 (1 − 9) 4 (0 − 6) 0.19
Duration of vasopressors support, days 3 (2 − 5) 3 (2 − 5) 3 (2 − 6) 0.55
Duration of ICU stay, days 7 (4 − 14) 7 (4 − 24) 7 (4 − 21) 0.69
ICU mortality 188 (37) 139 (37) 49 (37) 0.90
Follow-up duration, days 29 (7 − 96) 30 (8 − 91) 25 (6 − 113) 0.75
Mortality over the follow-up period 232 (46) 166 (44) 66 (49) 0.33
  1. Categorical variables are expressed as n (%) and continuous variables as median (IQR 25–75). aIncludes eight patients receiving either steroids or placebo because of clinical trial enrolment.
  2. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ECMO extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, ICU Intensive Care Unit