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Table 1 Demographic and clinical data of inotropic-supported children with septic shock treated with intravenous paracetamol

From: Hemodynamic effects of intravenous paracetamol in critically ill children with septic shock on inotropic support

CharacteristicsValue
Sex (M:F)24:21
Age (years), mean ± SD (IQR)8.9 ± 5.1 (4.9–13)
Weight (kg), mean ± SD (IQR)32.5 ± 21.0 (17–50)
PICU patient category
 Surgical3
 Medical14
 Oncological28
 PELOD-2 score, mean ± SD9.1 ± 2.1
Origin/background of septic shock
 Fever and neutropenia12
 Abdominal sepsis8
 Pneumonia8
 Urinary tract infection4
 Skin and deep tissue infection4
 Other9
Causative organism
 Gram-negative22
 Gram-positive8
 Fungal4
 Negative blood culture11
 Vasopressor inotropic score, mean ± SD12.1 ± 9.5
 Number of paracetamol prescriptions105
Indication for intravenous paracetamol*
 Fever (mean 38.6 ± 0.6 °C)83
 Pain22
Mechanical ventilation
 Yes83
 No22
Survived to PICU discharge
 Yes42
 No3
  1. Values given as n unless otherwise indicated