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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Increased permeability-oedema and atelectasis in pulmonary dysfunction after trauma and surgery: a prospective cohort study

  Thoracic trauma Oesophageal surgery Abdominal surgery Bone surgery P
  n = 5 n = 8 n = 6 n = 4  
Age (yr) 36 (22–57)1 66 (30–77) 66 (55–73) 45 (25–54)a 0.006
Sex (men/women) 3 (60)/2 (40) 7 (87)/1 (12) 5 (83)/1(17) 2 (50)/2 (50) 0.435
Weight, kg 85 (7–95) 80 (57–101) 77 (50–97) 77 (58–83) 0.637
Height, m 1.7 (1.6–1.8) 1.8 (1.7–1.9) 1.7 (1.6–1.8) 1.8 (1.6–1.9) 0.588
APACHE II 7 (4–18) 12 (8–16) 10 (7–13) 7.5 (5–11)a 0.062
Injury severity score 22 (22–35) - - -  
Chest tube/pleurotomy 5 (100) 6 (75) 0 3 (75) 0.004
Duration of surgery (min) 212 (120–305) (n = 2) 282 (180–630) 205 (80–255) 555 (375–1193)b 0.015
Duration mechanical ventilation (h)     
  263 (35–694)2 10 (6–70) 17 (10–43) 81 (18–352) 0.010
Length of stay (d) 23 (4–31)3 1 (1–3) 1 (1–4) 1 (1–21) 0.007
Time to study (h) 13 (2–24)4 2 (1–3) 1.5 (1–2) 2.7 (1–4) 0.024
ICU mortality 0 1 (12) 0 0 0.686
  1. Median (range) or number (percentage), where appropriate. APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation; ICU, intensive care unit. Versus surgical groups: 1P < 0.009; 2P = 0.005; 3P < 0.001; 4P = 0.002; among surgery groups: aP = 0.029; bP = 0.007.