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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the patients included in the study

From: Benefits of an early cooling phase in continuous renal replacement therapy for ICU patients

  Total n = 30 Group A n = 16 Group B n = 14
Age (yr) 66.5 [10.3] 68.3 [12.3] 65.2 [7.3]
Sex male (no.patients) 21 12 9
SAPS 2 on admission 55.0 [14.1] 60.5 [12.0] 50.0 [13.9]
SOFA on admission 10.6 [4.6] 12.8 [3.8] 8.0 [3.8]
Main diagnosis (no. patients)
Severe sepsis 20 12 8
Abdominal 7 6 1
Pneumonia 6 2 4
Miscellaneous 7 4 3
Cardiac surgery 4 1 3
Respiratory failure 2 1 1
Mesenteric ischemia 2 1 1
Temperature (°C) at ICU admission 37.4 [1.2] 37.4 [1.1] 37.4 [1.4]
SAP mmHg H1 117 [30] 118 [26] 113 [26]
DAP mmHg H1 58 [11] 58 [13] 58 [9]
MAP mmHg H1 75 [12.5] 77 [15] 71 [7]
Heart rate (beat/min) H1 98 [19] 94 [16] 103 [23]
Mechanical ventilation (n of patients) 27 16 11
Creatinine before onset (μmol/L) 267 [129] 257 [84] 293 [164]
Diuresis < 100 ml/6 h before inclusion (no. patients) 20 12 8
Hydrocortisone treatment (no. patients) 17 9 8
Norepinephrine (no. patients) 23 12 11
Dobutamine (no. patients) > 5 μg/kg/h 5 2 3
Epinephrine (no. patients) 3 2 1
Lactate (mmol/L) 3.7 [3.6] 4.1 [3.4] 3.2 [2.3]
  1. Values are expressed as mean [SD] or median (interquartile range); SAP systolic arterial pressure, DAP diastolic arterial pressure, MAP mean arterial pressure H0 time of start of hemofiltration, SAPS simplified acute physiologic score SOFA score of organ failure.