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Table 1 Patient characteristicsa

From: Quetiapine in refractory hyperactive and mixed intensive care delirium: a case series

Characteristics Data
Number of patients 17
Mean age, years (range) 59 (30 to 85)
Males, n (%) 15 (88%)
Number of ventilated patients, n (%) 16 (94.1%)
   Tracheotomy 12 (75%)
   Intubated 4 (25%)
Median total length of stay in ICU, days (range) 41 (16 to 235)
Location before ICU, n (%)  
   Home 9 (52.9%)
   Another hospital 4 (23.5%)
   Ward 4 (23.5%)
Case mix, n (%)  
   Medical 10 (59%)
   Surgical 7 (41%)
Admission diagnosis, n (%)  
   Sepsis/acute respiratory distress syndrome 8 (47%)
   Surgery 4 (23.5%)
   Myocardial infarction 4 (23.5%)
   Other 1 (6%)
Alcohol excess, n (%) 6 (35.2%)b
Substance abuse, n (%) 2 (11.7%)b
Median days to delirium onset after admission to ICU, n (range) 5 (0 to 20)
  1. aICU, intensive care unit. bOne patient had a history of substance abuse and alcohol excess.