|Age (yrs)||55 ± 21|
|Female gender||30 (52%)|
|White race||53 (91%)|
|Body mass index (kg/m2)||25 ± 5|
|SAPS-II (points)||42 ± 15|
|Shock requiring supportive therapy with catecholamines||24 (41%)|
|Septic shock—immunocompetent||20 (34%)|
|Septic shock—aplastic||4 (7%)|
|cTnI or cTnT||32 (55%)|
|Type of infection|
|Bacterial, gram-positive||15 (26%)|
|Bacterial, gram-negative||19 (33%)|
|Mixed and others†||4 (7%)|
|Culture negative||20 (34%)|
cTnI or cTnT = cardiac troponin I or T, respectively; SAPS-II = Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (higher scores indicate more severe illness); SIRS = systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
↵* The diagnoses of these patients were two intoxications, two severe gastrointestinal bleedings, one anaphylactic shock, one pulmonary disease, and one diabetic ketoacidosis.
↵† Two patients had mixed gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial infection, one had systemic Candida,and one had systemic Epstein-Barr virus infection. Data are presented as the mean value ± SD or number (%) of patients.