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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients who were referred to ICU services

From: Diagnostic accuracy of a screening electronic alert tool for severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department

Characteristics no. (%) n = 163
Classification, no. (%)
Severe sepsis 81 (49.7)
Septic shock 82 (50.3)
Signs and symptoms, no. (%)
Hyperthermia >38 C (101.0 F) 41 (25.2)
Hypothermia <36 C (96.8 F) 4 (2.5)
Acutely altered mental status 34 (20.9)
Chills and rigors 6 (3.7)
Tachycardia (> 90 bpm) 141 (86.5)
Tachypnea (> 20 bpm) 145 (89.0)
Hypotension (SBP <90 mm Hg or MAP <65 mm Hg) 114 (69.9)
Hypoxia (< 90%) 66 (40.5)
Laboratory findings, no. (%)
Leukocytosis (WBC count >12.000 uL-1) 73 (44.8)
Leukopenia (WBC count <4000 uL-1) 4 (2.5)
Increased creatinine >2.0 mg/dL (176.8 mmol/L) or urine output < 0.50 ml/kg/hour for 2 hours 4 (2.5)
Thrombocytopenia (platelet <100,000) 0 (0.0)
Hyperbilirubinemia (bilirubin > 2mg/dL (34.2 mmol/L)) 1 (0.6)
Hyperlactatemia (Lactate > 2 mmol/ L (18.0 mg/dL)) 44 (27.0)
Coagulopathy (INR>1.5 or > 60 sec) 2 (1.2)
Source of sepsis, no. (%)
Pneumonia 77 (47.2)
Urinary tract infection 20 (12.3)
Acute abdominal infection 7 (4.3)
Soft tissue infection 4 (2.5)
Other infections 45 (27.6)
Mechanically ventilated, no. (%) 43 (26.4)
Vasopressors, no. (%) 78 (96.3)
Lactate, mmol/L mean ± SD 3.4 ± 2.4
Glucose, mmol/L mean ± SD 10.3 ± 4.5
ICU LOS (day), mean ± SD 8.3 ± 7.9