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Table 2 Temperatures in degrees Celsius in correlation to morbidity and mortality

From: Relationship between time to target temperature and outcome in patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

  Best CPC 1-2
285 (48)
Best CPC 3-4
286 (49)
P value Survivors
284 (48)
Dead
304 (52)
P value
Tty 1st 35.3 (34.6-36) 35.4 (34.5-36.1) 0.92 35.2 (34.4-36) 35.5 (34.7-36.2) 0.05
Tty cool start 35.1 (34.1-35.8) 34.5 (33.6-35.7) 0.15 34.6 (33.8-35.4) 34.9 (33.9-35.9) 0.29
Tes 1st 35.9 (34.9-36.4) 35.2 (34.2-36) 0.05 35.7 (34.9-36.4) 35.2 (34.5-36.4) 0.32
Tes cool start 35.6 (34.8-36.2) 35.1 (34.2-35.9) <0.01 35.2 (34.5-36) 35.5 (34.6-36.1) 0.27
Tbl 1st 35.6 (34.9-36.2) 35.3 (34.6-35.9) 0.09 35.4 (34.7-36) 35.5 (34.9-36) 0.98
Tbl cool start 35.8 (34.9-36.5) 35.4 (34.6-36.1) <0.01 35.7 (34.6-36.3) 35.6 (34.7-36.3) 0.95
  1. Temperature data between April 1995 and June 2008 were collected from 588 patients. The best cerebral performance category (CPC) achieved within 6 months after cardiac arrest was used; this was not available in 17 patients who died during anesthesia. Data are presented as median (interquartile range). The two-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum (Mann-Whitney) test and Fisher exact test, as appropriate, were used to compare variables in the surviving and dead groups and the favorable and unfavorable neurologic outcome (CPC 1-2 versus 3-4) groups. Tbl, bladder temperature; Tes, esophageal temperature; Tty, tympanic temperature.