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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: When to stop septic shock resuscitation: clues from a dynamic perfusion monitoring

Parameters Total patients Survivors without MC Survivors with MC pvalue between survivors
Number 104 53 31  
Age (years) 66 [56 to 75] 63 [52 to 71] 67 [56 to 76] 0.4
Male/female (%) 45/55 47/53 39/61 0.3
APACHE II 23 [19 to 26] 23 [18 to 27] 24 [19 to 27] 0.5
Basal SOFA 10 [8 to 13] 10 [8 to 13] 10 [8 to 13] 0.9
24 h SOFA 10 [7 to 12] 10 [7 to 12] 11 [10 to 13] 0.6
Length of hospital stay (days) 23 [15 to 35] 24 [16 to 36] 24 [15 to 43] 0.8
Length of ICU stay (days) 11 [7 to 17] 11 [7 to 25] 10 [7 to 16] 0.5
MV duration (days) 8 [5 to 15] 9 [5 to 15] 8 [5 to 14] 0.4
Basal NE requirements (mcg/kg/min) 0.11 [0.03 to 0.30] 0.10 [0.04 to 0.28] 0.16 [0.03 to 0.34] 0.4
Basal lactate (mmol/L) 4.0 [3.0 to 4.9] 4.2 [3.0 to 5.3] 4.0 [2.8 to 4.9] 0.9
  1. Values are expressed as median [interquartile range] or percentage. MC, microcirculatory assessment; APACHE II, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; ICU, intensive care unit; MV, mechanical ventilation; NE, norepinephrine.