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Table 5 Evidence profile (PCT in general wards or the ER)

From: The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2020 (J-SSCG 2020)

  1. aObservational studies only, and the biases of 11 studies were high against markers (indices)
  2. bQ level, p-value < 0.05: heterogeneity present 95%CI overlap: insufficient I2 > 75
  3. cAsymmetric with Deeks’ funnel plot asymmetry test (p = 0.01)