Mediators of Inflammation / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Low-Dose Steroid Therapy Is Associated with Decreased IL-12 Production in PBMCs of Severe Septic Patients

Table 1

Clinical characteristics of severe septic patients with and without low-dose steroid use (percentage, mean ± standard error mean).

No-low-dose steroid
Low-dose steroid

Age (years old)72.3 ± 6.472.1 ± 2.20.132
APACHE II score24.5 ± 2.429.2 ± 1.50.142
 Heart failure9111.000
 Diabetes mellitus0220.268
 End stage renal disease061.000
 Liver cirrhosis9111.000
Infection source0.595
 Urinary tract infection916
 Biliary tract infection06
Initial antibiotics for pathogens0.367
 No pathogen isolated2711

APACHE = acute physiology and chronic health evaluation; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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