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Table 4 Distribution of treatment characteristics among study patients before matching

From: Targeted temperature management in cardiac arrest: survival evaluated by propensity score matching

  Control (n = 153) Treated (n = 183)  
Count Percent Count Percent P-value
Ice bags prior to admission 15 10% 176 96% <0.001
Cold saline after admission 1 1% 168 92% <0.001
Intensive care treatment
 Sedative drugs 71/135 53% 172/172 100% <0.001
 Muscle relaxant drugs 6/153 4% 133/183 73% <0.001
 Antiepileptic drugs 5/153 3% 51/183 28% <0.001
 Dialysis 0/153 0% 4/183 2% 0.18