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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: IgM-enriched immunoglobulins (Pentaglobin) may improve the microcirculation in sepsis: a pilot randomized trial

Patient demographicsPentaglobin (n = 10)Placebo (n = 9)p
Age (years)62 ± 2067 ± 160.545
Gender (nr of males, %)7 (70%)8 (89%)0.582
Comorbidities (n, %)  0.659
Arterial hypertension4 (40%)3 (33%) 
Cardiopathy1 (10%)1 (11%) 
Diabetes2 (20%)1 (11%) 
Malignancy3 (30%)2 (22%) 
SAPS II (admission)42 ± 1745 ± 120.690
APACHE II (admission)17 ± 821 ± 70.243
SOFA (admission)9 ± 410 ± 30.663
Source of sepsis (n, %)  0.532
Abdominal4 (40%)2 (22%) 
Pulmonary3 (30%)2 (22%) 
Uro-genital1 (10%)3 (33%) 
Soft tissues1 (10%)2 (22%) 
Other1 (10%)0 (0%) 
Multi-drug-resistant pathogen (n, %)4 (40%)5 (56%)0.656
Shocka (n, %)3 (30%)2 (22%)0.999
  1. SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
  2. aPersistent arterial hypotension despite adequate fluid resuscitation and hyperlactatemia (lactate levels > 2 mmol/L)