Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Revisiting the white blood cell count: immature granulocytes count as a diagnostic marker to discriminate between SIRS and sepsis - a prospective, observational study

Characteristic All No infection Infection
Patient numbers 70 19 51
Age (yr) (median, range) 52.9 (19 – 88) 48.0 (21 – 82) 54.4 (19 – 88)
Male / Female 51 / 19 17 / 2 34 / 17
ICU LOS, days    
  Median (range) 19.5 (3 – 54) 15.1 (3 – 54) 21.1 (5 – 51)
  95% CI 17.2 – 21.8 9.2 – 20.9 18.9 – 23.4
  ICU mortality (no.) (%) 19 (27.1) 5 (26.3) 14 (27.5)
Pre-study diagnosis    
  Tumor 14 5 9
  Trauma 22 10 12
  Cardiac decompensation 4 1 3
  Pancreatitis 5 0 5
  Peritonitis/Mediastinitis 11 0 11
  Ileus 5 0 5
  Others 9 3 6
Pathogens detected   * #
  Gram-positive   9 19
  Gram-negative   8 16
  Anaerobic   0 0
  Viruses   0 0
  Fungi   2 8
  Antibiotic treatment   18 51
  1. Data are given in absolute numbers or median (range) unless specified otherwise (n = 70). Pre study diagnoses with n < 3 are summarized as others. yr = year; ICU = intensive care unit; LOS = length of stay; 95% CI = 95% confidence interval.
  2. *: pathogens in the “no infection” group were isolated at a later stage during the ICU stay and were regarded as colonisation. #: all pathogens in the “infection” group were isolated from blood cultures.