Proportion of overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and severe sepsis/septic shock according to the quartiles of delta neutrophil index (DNI) values. The first, second, and third quartile values of DNI values were 1.6, 4.3, and 15.5%, respectively. The proportion of patients with overt DIC and severe sepsis/septic shock increased in association with increasing quartiles of DNI values (p < 0.001). p-values were derived from the Cochrane-Armitage trend test.
Park et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:299 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-299