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Table 4 Fluid therapy, first 5 days

From: Mortality and morbidity of low-grade red blood cell transfusions in septic patients: a propensity score-matched observational study of a liberal transfusion strategy

Fluids per day Propensity score-matched groups Pb
Control, n = 237 RBCa, n = 237
Median IQRc Mediann IQR
Colloidsd (ml) 342 100–688 357 206–621 0.939
Crystalloidse (ml) 1200 482–2547 1120 500–2015 0.082
Fluids in, totalf (ml) 3495 2301–4557 3920 3127–4963 < 0.001
Urine output (ml) 1916 429–2772 2295 906–3134 0.005
Total fluid balanceg (ml) 544 0–2066 645 − 100 to 1568 0.765
RBC transfusion (ml) 0 0–0 177 110–291 < 0.001
  1. For patients with ICU stay < 5 days, the mean per day was calculated for the length of stay
  2. aLow-grade red blood cell transfusion defined as < 670 ml (< 2 units) any of the first 5 days
  3. bWilcoxon rank sum test
  4. cInterquartile range
  5. dDefined as albumin (200 mg/ml), albumin (5 mg/ml), dextran 70 (60 mg/ml) and hydroxyethyl starch (200/0.5 and 130/0.4)
  6. eCrystalloids represents the sum of NaCl 9 mg/ml and Ringer´s Acetate
  7. fFluids in, total represents the sum of all enteral and parenteral administered fluids but not RBC transfusions
  8. gInsensible perspiration and RBC transfusions not included