Gender-based differences in children with sepsis and ARDS: The ESPNIC ARDS Database Group

@article{Bindl2003GenderbasedDI,
  title={Gender-based differences in children with sepsis and ARDS: The ESPNIC ARDS Database Group},
  author={Lutz Bindl and Stephan Buderus and Peter Dahlem and Sueha Demirakca and Martin G. Goldner and Ralf Huth and Martina Kohl and Martin Krause and Peter K{\"u}hl and P. Lasch and Klaus Lewandowski and Ulrich Merz and Jens M{\"o}ller and Yehya Mohamad and Mark Peters and Wolfgang Porz and Anne Vierzig and Jochen R{\"u}chard and Jochem Scharf and Verena Varnholt},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={1770-1773}
}
Male gender predisposes to severe sepsis and septic shock. This effect has been ascribed to higher levels of testosterone. The ESPNIC ARDS database was searched, to determine if there was evidence of a similar male preponderance in severe sepsis in prepubertal patients in spite of low levels of male sex hormones at this age. A total of 72 patients beyond neonatal age up to 8 years of age with sepsis were identified. The male/female (M/F) ratio was 1.7 (1.0;2.7) and differed significantly from… CONTINUE READING
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