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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Echocardiogram-guided resuscitation versus early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of septic shock: a randomized, controlled, feasibility trial

  ECHO (n = 15) EGDT (n = 15) p value
Age (median, IQR) 69 (61,77) 64(49,75) 0.41
Female (n, %) 7 (53) 8 (47) > 0.99
Infection site (n, %) > 0.99
 Abdominal 1 (6.7) 2 (13.3)
 Pulmonary 6 (40) 6 (40)
 Skin and soft tissue 2 (13.3) 1 (6.7)
 Urine 4 (26.7) 3 (20)
 Other/unknown 2 (13.3) 3 (20)
APACHE II (median, IQR) 29 (23,41) 33 (31,41) 0.20
Serum lactate at enrollment, mmol/dL (median, IQR) 3.6 (2.3–5.0) 3.6 (2.0–5.9) 0.97
Mean arterial pressure at enrollment, mmHg (median, IQR) 63 (54–74) 70 (67–84) 0.03
Mechanical ventilation during study period (n, %) 2 (13) 6 (40) 0.22
NEEa at enrollment (mcg/kg/min, median, IQR) 0.1 (0,0.29) 0.04 (0, 0.2) 0.45
  1. aNorepinephrine equivalent dose