Table 1

Study population characteristics of patients presenting in the emergency department with uncomplicated sepsis (n=30)

Median (IQR) or n (%)
Gender (male) (n,%)18 (60)
Age (years)75 (68–83)
Length (cm)173 (167–180)
Weight (kg)77 (70–86)
Duration of symptoms (days)1 (1–3)
Antibiotic therapy (n,%)7 (23.3)
Fluid therapy (n,%)*4 (13.8)
 Amount of fluid (mL)375 (200–500)
Oxygen therapy (n,%)13 (43.4)
Vital signs at ED presentation
Heart rate (bpm)110 (100–115)
SBP (mm Hg)130 (117–153)
MAP (mm Hg)90 (78–108)
SpO2 (%)94 (93–95)
RR (/min)25 (22–30)
Temperature (°C)39.2 (38.5–39.6)
AVPU (n,%)
 A24 (80)
 V6 (20)
 P/U0 (0)
GCS (n,%)15 (14–15)
Confusion present (n,%)11 (36.7)
Sepsis warning and severity scores
SIRS4 (3–4)
NEWS8 (7–9)
MEWS5 (4–7)
qSOFA1 (1–2)
CURB-652 (1–3)
  • *Missing data for one patient regarding prehospital fluid therapy.

  • AVPU, Alert-Verbal-Painful-Unresponsive; CURB-65, Pneumonia Severity Score; MAP, mean arterial pressure; MEWS, Modified Early Warning Score; NEWS, National Early Warning Score; qSOFA, quick sepsis-related organ failure assessment; SBP, systolic blood pressure; SIRS, Systemic Inflammatory Response Score; SpO2, oxygen saturation.