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Table 1 Demographic and baseline characteristics of study groups

From: The effect of parenteral selenium on outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients following sepsis: a prospective randomized clinical trial

Characteristics Selenium (n = 29) Control (n = 25) P value
Age 35 (17–82) 41 (19–82) 0.18a
Male/femaleb 24/5 22/3 0.59
APACHE IIb 17 ± 4.3 16.4 ± 4.0 0.71
SOFAb 8 ± 2.7 8.3 ± 3 0.69
PaO2/FiO b2 160 ± 89 150 ± 75 0.65
Sepsis, n (%) 7 (24.1) 6 (24) 0.90
Severe sepsis, n (%) 8 (27.6) 7 (28) 0.89
Septic shock, n (%) 14 (48.3) 12 (48) 0.86
Pneumonia, n (%) 18 (63) 19 (76) 0.7
Peritonitis, n (%) 7 (24) 3 (12) 0.20
SSTI infection, n (%) 3 (10) 2 (8) 0.67
CNS infection, n (%) 0 (0) 1 (4) 0.33
CR infection, n (%) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0.32
Gram positive, n (%) 4 (13.7) 1 (4) 0.20
Gram negative, n (%) 8 (27.6) 9 (36) 0.9
No growth, n (%) 17 (58.7) 15 (60) 0.87
  1. APACHE II acute physiological and chronic health evaluation II, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, SSTI skin and soft tissue, CNS central nervous system, CR catheter line related
  2. aData given as media (IQR)
  3. bData given as mean ± SD