Table 2

Detection of infection within the first 48 hours
Non-infected Infected P-value
IG# (cells/μl) 427.6 ± 1376.2 630.5 ± 1042.5 <0.0001***
CRP (mg/l) 132.1 ± 73.6 170.5 ± 104.3 0.077
LBP (μg/ml) 61.9 ± 44.3 81.8 ± 46.9 0.048*
IL-6 (ng/l) 457.2 ± 691.7 1789.9 ± 9514.0 0.011*
SOFA (95% CI) 9.1 (8.2 – 9.9) 7.9 (7.3 – 8.5) 0.024*

Clinical parameters of patients with or without infection were determined and the P-value between these two groups was calculated using Student’s t test (CRP, LBP and SOFA) or Mann–Whitney U-test (IG# and IL 6); P < 0.05*; P < 0.005**; P < 0.0005*** (n = 70). Data are given as mean ± SD or mean score value (SOFA). IG#, immature granulocyte count; CRP, C-reactive protein; LBP, lipopolysaccharide binding protein; IL 6, interleukin-6; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment score.

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Nierhaus et al. BMC Immunology 2013 14:8   doi:10.1186/1471-2172-14-8

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