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Table 4 Severity of injury and treatment_ upper limb nerve injury

From: Nerve injury in severe trauma with upper extremity involvement: evaluation of 49,382 patients from the TraumaRegister DGU® between 2002 and 2015

  control group PNI group
ISS (mean/median) 22,4 / 20,0 (SD 10,4) 22,5 / 20,0 (SD 10,5)
carriage by rescue helicopter (%) 28,8 (CI 28,2 - 29,3) 36,0 (CI 32,95–39,32)
shock_prehospital (%) 11,3 (CI 11,0 - 11,7) 17,3 (CI 15,1 - 19,7)
shock_emergency room (%) 8,6 (CI 8,3 - 8,9) 13,1 (CI 11,3 - 15,1)
ICU treatment (%) 89,9 (CI 89,0 - 90,7) 93,1 (CI 88,4 - 97,9)
mean/median ICU treatment duration (days) 10,2 / 5,0 (SD 12,8) 11,3 / 6,0 (SD 13,3)
mean/median intubation time (days) 9,9 / 5,0 (SD 12,2) 8,2 / 4,0 (SD 10,0)
mean/median hospital stay (days) 24,2 / 18,0 (SD 21,7) 30,6 / 25,0 (SD 25,1)
calculated treatment costs per patient in Euro (mean/median) 22,523 / 14,730 27,632 / 20,035
  1. Characterization of PNI and control patients with regard to distinct trauma severity indicators, ICU and total hospital length of stay as well as calculated treatment expenditures per case (currency: Euro). CI Confidence Interval of 95%, ICU Intensive Care Unit, ISS Injury Severity Score, SD Standard Deviation