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Table 3 Comparison of the clinical outcomes for both culture-negative and culture-positive septic shock

From: Characteristics and clinical outcomes of culture-negative and culture-positive septic shock: a single-center retrospective cohort study

  Total
(n = 1,718)
CNSS
(n = 706)
CPSS
(n = 1,012)
P
ICU admission 818 (47.6) 321 (45.5) 497 (49.1) 0.14
ICU stay (days) 4.0 (3.0–10.0) 5.0 (3.0–10.0) 4.0 (3.0–10.0) 0.13
RRT requirements 225 (13.1) 81 (11.5) 144 (14.2) 0.29
MV requirements 411 (23.9) 186 (26.3) 225 (22.2) 0.05
MV duration (days) 7.0 (3.0–13.0) 7.0 (3.0–12.0) 7.0 (3.0–14.0) 0.45
In-hospital mortality 293 (17.1) 123 (17.4) 170 (16.8) 0.75
90-day mortality 557 (32.4) 231 (32.7) 326 (32.2) 0.83
  1. Data are presented as median with interquartile ranges
  2. Abbreviations: CNSS, culture-negative septic shock; CPSS, culture-positive septic shock; ICU, intensive care unit; RRT, renal replacement therapy; and MV, mechanical ventilation