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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients (n = 98)

From: Ratios of central venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide content or tension to arteriovenous oxygen content are better markers of global anaerobic metabolism than lactate in septic shock patients

Age (mean ± SD, years) 63 ± 11
Body masse index (mean ± SD, kg/m2) 26.6 ± 5.4
Gender (female/male) (n) 41/57
Simplified acute physiologic score (mean ± SD) 64 ± 18
Sequential organ failure assessment score (median [IQR]) 10 [6–12]
ICU mortality [n (%)] 42 (42.8)
Time between diagnosis and inclusion (median [IQR], h) 1.7 [1.0–2.0]
Infection source [n (%)]  
Pneumonia 54 (55)
Peritonitis 34 (35)
Meningitis 5 (5)
Urinary tract infection 5 (5)
Patients receiving norepinephrine [n (%)] 98 (100)
Norepinephrine dose (median [IQR], µg/kg/min) 0.24 [0.11–0.55]
Patients receiving dobutamine [n (%)] 21 (21.4)
Dobutamine dose (median [IQR], µg/kg/min) 5 [5–10]
Mechanical ventilation [n (%)] 98 (100)
  1. IQR interquartile range, ICU intensive care unit