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Table 2 Baseline demographics, co-morbidities, and type of surgery performed for the septic and surgical patients

From: Decreases in cerebral saturation in patients with septic shock are associated with increased risk of death: a prospective observational single center study

Baseline demographics   
  Septic patients Surgical
Number studied 15 30
Age 56.9 ± 14.0 71.4 ± 6.4
Male 6/15 20/30
Co-morbidities   
Hypertension 4 18
Angina 0 4
Previous myocardial infarct 1 7
Congestive heart failure 3 0
Ethanol abuse 2 0
HIV infection 1 0
Hepatitis C infection 1 0
Diabetes 4 5
Chronic renal insufficiency 2 1
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 2
Type of surgery performed   
 Vascular   9
 General surgery   6
 Thoracic   13
 Urologic   2