Table 1

- The inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Age 18 years or olderSepsis (based on the results of the blood cultures)
Diagnosis by CTPAChronic inflammatory diseases
Availability of all required dataMalignancy
 Active use of immunosuppressive
 Previous PE history
 End-stage renal disease
 History of hematological diseases

CTPA: computed tomography pulmonary angiogram,

PE: pulmonary embolism, COVID-19: coronavirus disease-19