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Table 2 Intensive care unit-factors

From: Intensive care–treated cardiac arrest: a retrospective study on the impact of extended age on mortality, neurological outcome, received treatments and healthcare-associated costs

  Age < 75 (n = 1073) Age ≥75 (n = 212) p
APACHE II-score excluding age points, median (IQR) 20 (15–27) 22 (15–27) 0.181
TISS-Score, median (IQR)    
 Daily average 37 (31–43) 34 (28–41) < 0.001
 Total TISS-score 147 (93–227) 116 (65–192) < 0.001
Treatments received, % (n)    
 Controlled ventilation with or without positive end-expiratory pressure 98 (1055) 93 (197) < 0.001
 Induced hypothermia 42 (450) 16 (34) < 0.001
 Vasoactive drug infusion (> 1 drug) 47 (503) 38 (80) 0.015
 Continous antiarrhythmia infusions 20 (212) 17 (35) 0.273
 Seizure treatment 13 (140) 6 (13) 0.004
 Hemodialysis in unstable patient 2 (18) 4 (8) 0.048
 Arterial line 100 (1071) 100 (211) 0.432
In-hospital mortality %(n)    
 Dead in ICU 18 (194) 33 (69) < 0.001
 Dead in hospital 33 (357) 49(104) < 0.001
Length of stay in days, median (IQR)    
 ICU 3 (2–5) 2 (1–4) < 0.001
 Hospital 10 (4–20) 8 (3–16) 0.003
Length of stay in days among patients discharged alive, median (IQR)    
 ICU 3 (2–6) 3 (2–6) 0.085
 Hospital 14 (8–24) 14 (8–23) 0.654