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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Passive leg raise testing effectively reduces fluid administration in septic shock after correction of non-compliance to test results

Variables Period 1 (n = 21) Period 2 (n = 20) Period 3 (n = 19) p value
Men, n (%) 10 (48) 10 (50) 12 (63) 0.58
Age (years) 73 [58–79] 66 [56–69] 66 [47–69] 0.14
APACHE II 22 [16–29] 24 [18–32] 22 [16–27] 0.81
Weight (kg) 85 [76–90] 84 [66–104] 83 [75–100] 0.91
Origin of sepsis, n (%)
Respiratory 3 (14) 9 (45) 8 (42)  
Abdominal 16 (76) 10 (50) 10 (53)  
Cutaneous 2 (10) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.14
Other 0 (0) 1 (5) 1 (5)  
Use of ventilator, n (%) 21 (100) 20 (100) 19 (100) 1.00
NE, maximum dose (μg/kg/min) 0.15 [0.1–0.28] 0.16 [0.13–0.28] 0.11 [0.09–0.26] 0.48
Highest lactate (mmol/L) 2.7 [2.1–4.4] 2.9 [2.0–3.8] 2.1 [1.7–3.8] 0.22
Fluids before 1st PLR test (L) 2.1 [1.0–3.7] 2.3 [0.9–3.2] 0.81
  1. Period 1 controls, period 2 intervention before feedback, period 3 intervention after feedback. Data are presented as median [IQR] or as numbers (%)
  2. APACHE Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation, NE norepinephrine, PLR passive leg raise