Maximum body temperature during ICU stay and survival of patients with and without sepsis. This figure shows Kaplan-Meier estimates for the probability of survival, which at 28 days was greater in non-septic patients with MAXICU 38.5°C to 39.4°C and ≥ 39.5°C than those with 36.5°C to 37.4°C. In septic patients, there were no significant differences of provability of survival in each category compared with patients of MAXICU with 36.5°C to 37.4°C. *, significantly different probability of survival at 28 days after ICU admission than patients with 36.5°C to 37.4°C.
Fever and Antipyretic in Critically ill patients Evaluation (FACE) Study Group et al. Critical Care 2012 16:R33 doi:10.1186/cc11211