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Table 2 Baseline characteristics

From: The effects of hypertonic fluid administration on the gene expression of inflammatory mediators in circulating leucocytes in patients with septic shock: a preliminary study

Variables IT group (n = 12) HT group (n = 12) P value
Age (yr) 61 ± 13 56 ± 16 0.45
Men 6 (50%) 7 (58%) 0.68
APACHE II 23.5 ± 7.4 24.4 ± 6.7 0.75
SOFA 8.9 ± 2.5 9.8 ± 3.4 0.5
WBC (×109/l) 10.7 [7.4-14.5] 14.9 [6.7-35.6] 0.3
PMN (×109/l) 9.7 [6.4-12.9] 13.1 [9.9-28.3] 0.28
Source of sepsis    
Abdominal (n = 10) 5 5  
Pneumonia (n = 8) 5 3  
Soft tissue (n = 3) 1 2  
Other (n = 3) 1 2  
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; WBC, white blood cell count; PMN, polymorphonuclear leucocytes.
  2. Data are presented as mean ± SD, as numbers (%) or as median [interquartile range].