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Table 1 Characteristics of the included trials

From: Clinical trials comparing norepinephrine with vasopressin in patients with septic shock: a meta-analysis

Source Number of patients Mean age (years) Male (%) Center Mean APACHE II/SAPS II/SOFA score Blood pressure (mmHg)
Russell JA, 2013 [12] 394 62.8 233 (59.1) M 26.8/NR/NR MAP <65
Daley MJ, 2013 [7] 130 58.5 69 (53.1) S 27.8/NR/NR MAP <65
Gordon AC, 2010 [13] 778 61.8 475 (61.0) M 27.1/NR/NR MAP 72.7 (NE maintenance)
Russell JA, 2009 [14] 190 61 116 (61.1) M 26.5/NR/NR MAP <60
Morelli A, 2009 [15] 45 65.7 33 (73.3) S NR/60/NR MAP <65
Russell JA, 2008 [8] 778 60.6 475 (61.1) M 27.1/NR/NR MAP 72.5 (vasopressor maintenance)
Lauzier F, 2006 [16] 23 54.7 14 (60.9) M 23.2/NR/8.9 MAP <60
  1. APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation; SAPS, simplified acute physiology score; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; MAP, mean arterial pressure; S, single-center trial; M, multicenter trial; NE, norepinephrine; NR, not reported.