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
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Low-dose steroid
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value

Age (years old)72.3 ± 6.472.1 ± 2.20.132
Male64720.694
APACHE II score24.5 ± 2.429.2 ± 1.50.142
History
 COPD36220.433
 Heart failure9111.000
 Hypertension45220.237
 Diabetes mellitus0220.268
 End stage renal disease061.000
 Liver cirrhosis9111.000
Infection source0.595
 Pneumonia9178
 Urinary tract infection916
 Biliary tract infection06
Initial antibiotics for pathogens0.367
 Sensitive3661
 Resistant3628
 No pathogen isolated2711

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

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