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Table 1 Characteristics and outcomes of the 213 consecutive ICU patients with septic shock dependent on RBC transfusion during shock

From: Red blood cell transfusion in septic shock - clinical characteristics and outcome of unselected patients in a prospective, multicentre cohort

Characteristics All patients RBC transfused Non-transfused P value
Number of patients 213 95 (45) 118 (55)  
Age 69 (60-77) 69 (60-76) 69 (59-77) 0.91
Female 87 (41) 38 (40) 49 (42) 0.82
Type of admission     0.03
 Medical 124 (58) 64 (67) 60 (51)  
 Emergency surgery 82 (39) 30 (32) 52 (44)  
 Elective surgery 7 (3) 1 (1) 6 (5)  
Focus of infection     0.51
 Pulmonary 81 (38) 39 (41) 42 (36)  
 Gastrointestinal 68 (32) 25 (26) 43 (36)  
 Soft tissue 20 (9) 8 (8) 12 (10)  
 Urinary tract 9 (4) 6 (6) 3 (3)  
 Other 15 (7) 7 (7) 8 (7)  
 Unknown 20 (9) 10 (11) 10 (8)  
SAPS II 51 (40-65) 56 (45-69) 48 (37-61) 0.0005
Acute or chronic cardiovascular disease1 122 (57) 54 (57) 68 (58) 0.91
COPD 40 (19) 20 (21) 20 (17) 0.45
Outcomes     
Days in shock 3 (2-6) 5 (3-10) 2 (2-4) < 0.0001
Days in ICU 6 (3-12) 10 (4-19) 4 (2-8) < 0.0001
28-day mortality 102 (48) 56 (59) 46 (39) 0.004
90-day mortality 114 (54) 63 (66) 51 (43) 0.0008
  1. Data are number of patient (%) or medians (IQRs).
  2. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile range; SAPS II, simplified acute physiology score II.
  3. 1Only 9 patients had acute cardiovascular disease, 5 were transfused and 4 were not.