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Table 1 Characteristics of Patients with or without septic shock on the enrollment day

From: Presepsin as a predictor of septic shock in patients with urinary tract infection

Variable Total Septic shock group Non-septic shock group p value
N = 50 N = 11 N = 39
Age (years) 66.5 [60.3–75.5]] 64 [49–70] 68 [61–78] 0.055
White blood cell (/mm3) 13,600 [10,375–18,000] 13,600 [9900–25600] 13,600 [10400–16600] 0.788
C-reactive protein (mg/L) 10.45 [4.26–23.06] 11.47 [6.41–25.63] 10.2 [4.21–22.37] 0.406
Presepsin (pg/mL) 483 [277–1130] 1380 [924–5219] 399 [254–707]  < 0.001
Procalcitonin (ng/mL) 0.87 [0.20–17.1] 25.06 [0.42–103.73] 0.66 [0.14–2.06] 0.056
Aspartate transaminase (U/L) 24.5 [19.8–35.3] 44 [24–133] 24 [18–29] 0.003
Alanine transaminase (U/L) 17 [11.8–30.0] 19 [15–52] 17 [11–24] 0.049
γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (U/L) 31 [21.0–53.3] 70 [43–74] 26 [20–43] 0.002
Creatinine (mg/dL) 1.24 [0.87–1.99] 1.85 [1.19–3.86] 1.05 [0.85–1.84] 0.020
sex (male/female) 33/17 8/3 25/14 0.440
placement of urinary catheter (Y/N) 24/26 6/5 18/21 0.623
urological cancer (Y/N) 15/35 1/10 14/25 0.085
urinary calculi (Y/N) 12/38 4/7 8/31 0.240
DM (Y/N) 9/41 3/8 6/33 0.308
internal use of steroid (Y/N) 9/41 3/8 6/33 0.308
  1. Values are expressed as number or median [interquartile range, IQR]
  2. DM diabetes mellitus, Y yes, N No