Shimamoto et al. Appendix Figure 1. Body temperature : < 36 º C or > 38 ºC H eart rate : >90 beats/min R espiratory rate : >20 breaths/min or PaCO 2 <4.3 kPa (32 mmHg ) W hite blood cell count : <4,000 cells/mm³ , >12,000 cells/mm³ or >10 % immature neutrophils (band forms).
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105 patients were assessed.
Appendix Figure 1. Patients Assessed with The SIRS Criteria
Patients who met more than 2 items of the SIRS criteria were defined as SIRS patients while patients who met 0 or 1 item of the SIRS criteria were defined as non-SIRS patients. In this study, SIRS patients were further classified into 3 sub-groups. SIRS-2, 3 and 4 indicate patients who had 2, 3, and 4 items positive in the SIRS criteria, respectively.