Table 4. Patient characteristics and organ dysfunction of patients with sepsis who did and did not survivea

SurvivorsNon-SurvivorsP
a Values are expressed as median (interquartile range), and percentage. APACHE IIadmission, APACHE II score calculated on basis of data from the first 24 h of admission to the ICU; LOSICU/Hosp, length of stay in the ICU and hospital, respectively; ARF, acute renal failure; RRT, renal replacement therapy. P values in bold are significant.
n124 (67%)61 (33%)
Age50 (31 to 66)62 (45 to 70)0.004
Gender (male/female)70%/30%64%/36%0.393
APACHE IIadmission15 (10 to 19)19 (14 to 26%)0.001
LOSICU (d)12 (5 to 20)13 (6 to 20)0.974
LOSHosp (d)40 (23 to 78)15 (9 to 26)<0.001
Organ dysfunction developed ARF (%)13 (11%)17 (28%)0.003
    need for RRT (%)5 (4%)16 (26%)<0.001
    mechanical ventilation (%)96 (77%)60 (98%)<0.001
    vasoactive therapy (%)54 (44%)50 (82%)<0.001
    thrombocytopenia (<150 · 103/mm3)77 (62%)46 (75%)0.071
    bilirubin >2 mg/dl45 (36%)27 (44%)0.296