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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of ICU burn patients

From: Outcome predictors and quality of life of severe burn patients admitted to intensive care unit

  Total
(n = 50)
Survivors
(n = 28)
Non-survivors
(n = 22)
Sex (M/F) 28/22 16/12 15/7
Age (years) 53.8 ± 19.8 50.1 ± 19.4 58 ± 20
SAPS II 32.2 ± 13.8 25.9 ± 11.1 40 ± 13.2*
SOFA 3.9 ± 3.8 2.3 ± 1.8 6 ± 4.6*
Charlson comorbidity index score 1.1 ± 1.1 0.9 ± 1.2 1.2 ± 1.2
TBSA (%) 54.5 ± 18.1 47.6 ± 12.4 63.0 ± 20.8*
Third degree (%) 44 (88) 22 (78.5) 22 (100)*
Baux index 108.4 ± 21.3 97.8 ± 13.7 121.4 ± 13.8*
Burn site: head, face and neck (%) 8 (16) 4 (14) 4 (18)
   head+upper/lower extrem (%) 22 (44) 15 (54) 7 (32)
   thorax, abdomen (%) 13 (26) 9 (32) 4 (18)
   head+upp/low.ext+thor+abd.(%) 7 (14) 0 7 (32)*
Aetiology of injury: flame (%) 46 (92) 24 (85.7) 22 (100)
   chemical(%) 4 (8) 4 (14.3) 0*
Inhalation injury (%) 21 (42) 9 (32.1) 12 (54.5)*
Complications: infectious 27 (55%) 6 (21%) 21(95%)*
   respiratory 24 (48%) 8 (28%) 16 (72%)*
   renal 15 (30%) 8 (28%) 7 (32%)
   cardiovascular 16 (32%) 8 (28%) 8 (37%)
   haematologic 1 (2%) 0 1 (4%)
   neurologic 1 (2%) 0 1 (4%)
Length of MV (days) 8.7 ± 3.2 15.3 ± 21.7 37.6 ± 37.5*
Time of first escharectomy (days) 13.1 ± 7.6 10.3 ± 6.0 17.2 ± 7.4*
Length of ICU stay (days) 23 ± 26.4 15.6 ± 14.9 30.9 ± 33.6*
Length of hospital stay (days) 36.1 ± 27.1 41.6 ± 18.9 30.9 ± 33.6
  1. Values are means ± SD or number of patients and percentages
  2. * p value < 0.05