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Table 1 Basal characteristics of the patients (N = 117, median (IQR))

From: Hormonal responses upon return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest: a retrospective cohort study

Gender, M, n (%) 84 (71.8)
Age (yr) 52(44 to 64)
BLS time (minutes) 5 (2 to 10)
Arrest time (minutes) 36 (21 to 51)
Epinephrine (mg) 3 (2 to 8)
HTN, yes, n (%) 33 (28.2)
DM, yes, n (%) 13 (11.1)
APACHE II 23 (20 to 27)
SOFA 10 (8 to 11)
Lactate (mmol/L) 8.7 (6.6 to 11.8)
Cortisol, basal (μg/dL) 24.91 (15.00 to 37.36)
Cortisol, 30 minutes (μg/dL) 28.73 (22.71 to 40.19)
Cortisol, 60 minutes (μg/dL) 29.56 (23.49 to 42.76)
RAI, Yes, n (%) 49 (41.9%)
ACTH (pg/mL) 5.40 (1.24 to 23.94)
ADH (pg/mL) 22.11 (12.42 to 35.19)
Survivors, at 1 wk 87 (74.4%)
Survivors, at 1 mo 65 (55.6%)
CPC, good, n (%) 35 (29.9%)
  1. ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; ADH, antidiuretic hormone, vasopressin; APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; BLS, basic life support; CPC, cerebral performance category (good CPC: 1 to 2, poor CPC: 3 to 5).
  2. DM, diabetes mellitus; HTN, hypertension; SOFA, The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; RAI, relative adrenal insufficiency.