Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of the study populationa

CaseGenderAgeOrigin of SepsisMicrobiologyAPIICCr (ml/min)Outcome
ICUHospital
aAPII, APACHE II score; CCr, creatinine clearance; ICU, Intensive care unit; MRSA, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
bCultures of blood or body fluids obtained from sites of suspected infection did not grow any organisms.
1M70Pulmonary Serratia marcescens 248Died
2M66PulmonaryNegativeb345.4Died
3F79AbdominalNegativeb231.6SurvivedSurvived
4M69Abdominal Candida albicans 300SurvivedDied
5M60UnknownNegativeb410Died
6F73Pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa 260Died
7M75Urinary Escherichia coli 354.4SurvivedSurvived
8M37AbdominalNegativeb262.3SurvivedSurvived
9F66Ruptured oesophagusPolymicrobial230Died
10F56Necrotizing fasciitis Streptococcus pyogenes 181.3SurvivedSurvived
11F68AbdominalNegativeb245.3Died
12M62PulmonaryMRSA294.8Died
13F46PulmonaryNegativeb253.2SurvivedSurvived
14M36AbdominalPolymicrobial351.4Died
15M35Sinusitis Acinetobacter 290SurvivedSurvived