Table 2 Patients shocked on referral to PICU, comparing those who reversed shock to those who failed to reverse shock
Shock reversal (median, IQR)No shock reversal (median, IQR)Mann–Whitney U
Patient characteristics (n = 136)
    Age (months)9.8 (2.3–18.6)15.1 (7–43.8)p = 0.02
    White cell count (×109/l)9.0 (4.9–17.3)10.3 (4.3–19.5)p = 0.77
    Platelets (×109/l)264 (191–436)183 (76–294)p = 0.001
    C-reactive protein (mg/l)63 (14–138)76 (37–140)p = 0.41
    Blood glucose (mmol/l)5.6 (4.2–7.4)5.6 (4.6–6.8)p = 0.75
    PaO2/FiO2 ratio (mm Hg)255 (121–435)310 (173–401)p = 0.50
    Predicted mortality (%)11.1 (7.4–15.3)13.8 (6.3–21.3)p = 0.19
Transfer details
    Fluid given before PICU team arrived (ml/kg)50 (30–70)60 (40–80)p = 0.05
    Fluid given after PICU team arrived (ml/kg)10 (0–20)20 (0–50)p = 0.08
    Total fluid (ml/kg)60 (50–80)80 (50–120)p = 0.004
    Inter-hospital transfer time (h)8 (6–13.8)7.1 (4.8–10.8)p = 0.21
Outcome
    Survivors (%)50/53 (94%)62/83 (71%)N/A (see text)
  • IQR, interquartile range; PICU, paediatric intensive care unit.