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Table 1 Characteristics of the severe sepsis patients

From: Biomarkers of early sepsis may be correlated with outcome

Diagnosis Death (N = 5) Survival
   Mid-term (N = 6) Long-term (N = 13)
Median survival time (days) 6.46 45 NA
Female/male 1/4 1/5 9/4
Age (years) 72.0 ± 13.6 64.8 ± 13.5 78.0 ± 11.5
Pneumonia 2 4 5
  K. pneumoniae 0 0 0
  MSSA 0 0 1
  MRSA 1 1 0
  H. influenzae 0 1 0
  E. cloacae, K. pneumoniae 1 0 0
  S. marcescens 0 0 1
  E. coli 0 1 0
Urinary tract infection 1 0 3
  K. pneumoniae 1 0 0
  E. coli 0 0 1
  E. coli, A. baumannii 0 0 1
Bed sore infection 1 0 0
  M. morganii 1 0 0
  C. albicans 0 0 0
Cellulitis 0 0 1
Intra-abdominal abscess 1 2 4
  E. coli 0 1 0
  A. baumannii, S. maltophilia 0 1 0
  A. lwoffii 0 0 1
  K. pneumonia 1 0 0
Blood culture positive rate 100% 83.3% 38.5%
  1. Death: cases who died due to sepsis; Mid-term survival: cases who survived sepsis but died or were in continued hospitalization within six months; Long-term survival: cases who had complete recovery and survived >6 months.