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Table 2 Laboratory parameters at admission

From: Linkage of alterations in systemic iron homeostasis to patients’ outcome in sepsis: a prospective study

  All patients (n = 61) Survivor (n = 20) Non-survivor (n = 41) p value
WBC (G/l) 13.6 (6.5–20.8) 14.6 (7.4–21) 12.4 (2.2–19.4) 0.6558
C-reactive protein (mg/dl) 25.0 (± 12) 24.3 (± 11.2) 26.3 (± 13.2) 0.550
Creatinine (mg/dl) 2.1 (1.3–3.2) 1.8 (1.3–2.9) 2.2 (0.9–2.7) 0.930
Iron (μmol/l) 3.9 (2.3–7.4) 3.3 (2.2–6.2) 6.1 (2.9–12.5) 0.041
Ferritin (μg/l) 567.5 (254.5–1381) 395 (203.5–834.5) 1558 (322–3967) 0.008
Transferrin (mg/dl) 127.9 (± 54.2) 138.4 (± 51.3) 106.3 (± 52.2) 0.034
TF-Sat (%) 11 (7–33.5) 9 (6–19) 25 (8–59.5) 0.021
  1. Parameters with normal distribution are presented as mean ± SD, measurements with significant deviation from a normal distribution (Shapiro-Wilk p < 0.05) are presented as median and interquartile range. WBC white blood cell count, TF-Sat transferrin saturation