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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied population

From: Prognostic value of PCT in septic emergency patients

  All patients Deceased at 30 days Survival p*
n 188 37 151  
Patients of Rouen [n (%)] 97 (52) 21 (57) 76 (50) 0.605
Patients of Tenon [n (%)] 91 (48) 16 (43) 75 (50) vs Tenon
Age (years) 63 (51–80) 78 (63–83) 64 (46–78) 0.001
Men [n (%)] 101 (54) 22 (59) 79 (52) 0.551
Temperature (°C) 38.1 (37.1–39.0) 38.2 (37.1–39.8) 38.1 (37.0–38.8) 0.321
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 113 (96–137) 113 (93–136) 116 (97–137) 0.524
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 70 (57–80) 65 (52–81) 72 (59–80) 0.260
Cardiac rate, in bpm 100 (87–118) 110 (95–129) 99 (85–116) 0.051
Respiratory rate (RR) (n = 74) 26 (20–34) 32 (29–40) 25 (20–32) 0.009
SpO2 in % 95.0 (92.5–98.0) 95.0 (91.0–97.5) 95.0 (93.0–98.0) 0.636
Personal history of:     
 Cardiovascular disease [n (%)] 94 (50) 24 (65) 70 (46) 0.052
 Respiratory disease [n (%)] 43 (23) 13 (35) 30 (20) 0.063
 Other (chronic) [n (%)] 51 (27) 5 (14) 46 (30) 0.099
Immunosuppressors, corticoids, or chemotherapy [n (%)] 29 (15) 5 (14) 24 (16) 0.677
Bacterial infection [n (%)] 139 (74) 27 (73) 112 (74) 0.159
 Pulmonary infection [n (%)] 59 (31) 7 (19) 52 (34) 0.085
 Urinary infection [n (%)] 30 (16) 5 (14) 25 (17) 0.914
 Abdominal infection [n (%)] 21 (11) 7 (19) 14 (9) 0.169
 Skin/tissue infection [n (%)] 8 (4) 3 (8) 5 (3) 0.361
 Meningitis [n (%)] 2 (1) 1 (3) 1 (1) 0.828
 Several sitesa 12 (6) 1 (3) 11 (7) 0.526
 Other siteb 7 (4) 3 (8) 4 (3) 0.264
Viral infection [n (%)] 3 (2) 1 (3) 2 (1) 0.835
Other infection [n (%)]c 46 (24) 9 (24) 37 (25) 0.669
Severe sepsis/septic shock [n (%)] 81 (43) 22 (59) 59 (39) 0.040
Median lactate (mmol/L) (n = 103) 2.2 (1.5–3.2) 3.1 (2.2–4.4) 2.1 (1.5–2.8) 0.003
Median white blood cells (G/L) 12.1 (7.9–18.4) 12.1 (9.0–17.4) 12.0 (7.5–18.7) 0.966
Hospital admission [n (%)] 172 (91) 33 (89) 139 (92) 0.818
Admission in ICU [n (%)] 52 (28) 14 (38) 38 (25) 0.181
Length of hospitalization (days) 9 (5–14) 5 (2–10) 10 (6–16) <0.0001
  1. Results are in mean ± SD, median (25th–75th percentile), or number (percentage)
  2. * Between patients deceased and survival
  3. aMainly pulmonary and urinary concomitant bacterial infection
  4. bBacterial infection (ENT, blood stream infection from unknown origin)
  5. cNon-bacterial infection (i.e., parasitic, fungic, or mycobacterium infection)