Table 1.

Demographic and clinical baseline characteristics of survivors and nonsurvivors.

CharacteristicSurvivors (n = 236)Nonsurvivors (n = 77)
Age (IQR), years59 (46–69)70 (59–76)*
Sex (Male)131 (62%)41 (63%)
Referring specialty
    Cardiology14 (6.0%)13 (17.6%)
    Internal medicine35 (15.1%)21 (28.4%)
    Neurology24 (10.3%)7 (9.5%)
    Neurosurgery27 (11.6%)8 (10.8%)
    Cardiopulmonary surgery22 (9.5%)4 (5.2%)
    Surgery82 (34.7%)12 (15.6%)
    Other/unknown32 (13.6%)12 (15.6%)
Length of ICU stay (IQR), days9 (6–15)8 (4–13)
Inflammation/infection
    Proven infection55 (23.3%)19 (24.7%)
    No sepsis143 (62%)39 (52%)
    Sepsis67 (29%)23 (31%)
    Septic shock22 (9%)13 (17%)
    Body temperature (SD), °C38.3 (±1.0)38.1 (±1.3)
    CRP (IQR), mg/L199 (119–305)274 (168–346)**
    OPG (IQR), pg/mL2921 (2148–4133)4291 (2689–92160)**
Severity of illness
    Mechanical ventilation142 (60%)36 (47%)
    APACHE IV score (IQR)69 (47–86)96 (77–119)**
    SOFA score (IQR)6 (4–9)9 (5–12)**
    Lactate (IQR), mmol/L1.9 (1.3–3.5)2.4 (1.6–3.9)
Hemostasis
    Prothrombin time (IQR), s16.3 (15.0–19.4)17.0 (15.1–19.2)
    Platelet count (IQR), 109/L206 (144–299)190 (123–281)
    D-dimer (IQR), μg/mL2.95 (1.94–5.51)2.98 (1.85–5.56)