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Table 2 Numbers of patients who died in-hospital (n/n), ordered by classes of main diagnoses; in-hospital mortality rates (MR) for class of diagnoses. Left – persistent CUE (n = 854, 463 males, 391 females; median age 65; median GCS 5). Right – transient CUE (n = 173, 107 males, 66 females; median age 65; median GCS [on-site] 8; median GCS [in ED] 14)

From: Causes of brain dysfunction in acute coma: a cohort study of 1027 patients in the emergency department

Main diagnosisPersistent CUETransient CUE
nn†MRnn†MR
Iintracranial hemorrhage19010649%27614%
infarction954790
inflammation22520
tumor17420
other primary CNS damage6120
IIepilepsy188116%4712%
neuro-degenerative disease4210
psychiatric disease210130
IIIcardiac/pulmonary531513%1013%
metabolic/homeostatic5012110
septic encephalopathy25550
intoxication1653250
other secondary CNS affection122170
surgical emergency6421