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Table 2 Differences between STC, SaC, cFC and CBG levels of the patients who have survived or not

From: Comparison of total, salivary and calculated free cortisol levels in patients with severe sepsis

Days Number Survival STC (μg/dL) SaC (μg/dL) cFC (μg/dL) CBG (μg/dL)
Baseline Peak Baseline Peak Baseline Peak Baseline Peak
D1 30 Alive 9.4 (3.1–25.8) 14.3 (7.4–46.9) 1.0 (0.2–7.5) 2.0 (0.6–15.0) 0.3 (0.1–0.9) 0.5 (0.3–1.7) 0.3 (0.1–0.6) 0.4 (0.2–0.5)
Dead 21.0 (4.6–53.2) 31.0 (7.5–52.0) 2.3 (0.2–9.0) 3.4 (0.5–17.8) 0.8 (0.2–1.87) 1.1 (0.3–1.9) 0.2 (0.1–0.5) 0.3 (0.1–0.5)
D2 22 Alive 12.4 (4.9–40.9)   0.7 (0.1–3.3)   0.4 (0.2–1.4)   0.2 (0.1–0.5)  
Dead 17.7 (5.6–24.8)   0.6 (0.1–5.2)   0.8 (0.3–1.5)   0.2 (0.2–0.5)  
D3 20 Alive 10.2 (3.2–31.3)   0.7 (0.1–3.8)   0.3 (0.1–1.1)   0.2 (0.1–0.5)  
Dead 22.8 (7.9–43.3)   0.9 (0.1–5.2)   0.8 (0.3–1.5)   0.2 (0.2–0.4)  
D4 20 Alive 12.6 (3.5–22.1)   0.8 (0.1–3.0)   0.5 (0.1–0.8)   0.3 (0.1–0.4)  
Dead 18.6 (3.3–50.5)   2.2 (0.2–9.4)   0.7 (0.1–1.8)   0.3 (0.1–0.4)  
D5 19 Alive 11.4 (5.2–30.4)   0.8 (0.1–4.6)   0.4 (0.2–1.1)   0.3 (0.1–0.4)  
Dead 20.2 (15.6–30.0)   0.7 (0.1–3.1)   0.7 (0.6–1.1)   0.2 (0.2–0.4)  
D6 17 Alive 10.4 (2.1–43.0)   1.0 (0.1–4.6)   0.4 (0.1–1.5)   0.2 (0.1–0.5)  
Dead 27.3 (5.6–32.6)   2.0 (0.9–4)   1.0 (0.2–1.2)   0.3 (0.1–0.4)  
D7 14 Alive 6.9 (0.4–13.9) 9.9 (3.9–25.0) 0.5 (0.3–3.0) 1.7 (0.2–4.0) 0.2 (0.1–0.5) 0.4 (0.1–0.9) 0.3 (0.2–0.5) 0.4 (0.2–0.5)
Dead 8.7 (5.6–12.4) 13.3 (8.3–18.8) 0.9 (0.6–4.6) 2.4 (0.6–2.9) 0.3 (0.2–0.4) 0.5 (0.3–0.7) 0.3 (0.2–0.5) 0.3 (0.1–0.4)
p1    0.02 0.53 0.28 0.12 0.02 0.01 0.39 0.27
p2    0.08   0.64   0.57   0.56  
p3    0.55   0.69   0.06   0.36  
p4    0.02   0.32   0.55   0.91  
p5    0.02   0.9   0.02   0.44  
p6    0.3   0.2   0.3   0.5  
p7    0.01 0.24 0.07 0.39 0.01 0.24 0.94 0.35
  1. Abbreviations: STC serum total cortisol, SaC salivary cortisol, cFC calculated free cortisol, CBG cortisol binding globulin, D day of severe sepsis, p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6 and p7 belongs to comparisons between patients with severe sepsis on D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7 who have survived or not