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Table 2 Patients (%) with deviations in the physiological variables

From: Moderate traumatic brain injury, acute phase course and deviations in physiological variables: an observational study

Variable (deviation limit) ICU ≥3 days
% (n/Na)
ICU 0–2 days
% (n/Na)
Hypotension (BP < 90 mmHg systolic) 53 % (28/53) 35 % (19/54)
Hypoxia (PO2 < 11 kPa//SAT < 92 %) 57 % (31/54) 20 % (11/54)
Hyperthermia (Body tp ≥ 38° Celsius) 59 % (32/54) 33 % (18/54)
Anaemia (Hgb ≤ 10 g/dl) 56 % (30/54) 17 % (9/53)
Hyponatremia (Na ≤ 135 mmol/l) 19 % (10/54) 15 % (8/53)
Hyperglycaemia (Gluc ≥ 8 mmol/l) 65 % (35/54) 38 % (15/40)
  1. aLower numbers for some patients because physiological variable is not measured or observation chart not available/missing
  2. BP blood pressure, PO2 oxygen partial pressure, SAT oxygen saturation, Body tp body temperature, Hgb blood haemoglobin, Na serum sodium, Gluc blood glucose