Table 1

Patient characteristics

Patient

Age (years), gender

Diagnosis at admission

APACHE II score

Length of stay in ICU (days)


Treatment group

2

38, female

Pneumonia

13

14

4

63, male

Gun shot wound

15

10

5

52, female

Respiratory insufficiency

15

15

10

69, female

Pancreatitis

17

37

12

84, male

Pneumonia

24

4

14*

84, female

Pneumonia

23

10

15

72, male

Respiratory insufficiency

29

20

17

77, female

Sepsis

17

4

Control group

1

33, male

Multi-trauma

14

5

3

57, female

Pancreatitis

19

20

6

57, male

Pneumonia

15

11

8

61, male

Septic arthritis

24

49

11

60, male

Retropharyngeal abscess

19

19

13

76, male

Respiratory insufficiency

36

4

16

56, female

Sepsis

16

7


APACHE, Acute Pathophysiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. *Died in the hospital after the intensive care unit (ICU). Died in the ICU.

Klarin et al. Critical Care 2005 9:R285-R293   doi:10.1186/cc3522

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