Table 5.

Characteristics of the three groups according to the value of ΔSCr; qualitative variables

Group 1 (n = 351)Group 2 (n = 1553)Group 3 (n = 704)P
Men (n, %)218 (62.1)904 (57.3)457 (64.9)0.06
Sepsis (n, %)43 (15.0)140 (9.0)103 (14.6)0.01
Trauma (n, %)19 (5.4)131 (8.4)31 (4.4)0.01
Cardiac arrest (n, %)29 (8.3)64 (4.1)44 (6.3)0.01
DA>15 μg/kg per min and/or NE >0.1 μg/kg per min (n, %)69 (19.7)206 (13.3)192 (27.3)0.01
In-hospital mortality (n, %)147 (41.9)569 (36.6)393 (55.8)0.01
  • Variables are expressed as percentage of patients having the condition: men, sepsis, trauma, cardiac arrest, use of vasoactive drugs during first 24 hours in the ICU, in-hospital mortality. Data were compared by χ2 between groups 1 and 2. Patients with SCr ≥ 4 mg/dl were excluded from this analysis. DA, dopamine; NE, norepinephrine.