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Table 1 Characteristics at admission

From: Increased B-type natriuretic peptide and decreased proteinuria might reflect decreased capillary leakage and is associated with a better outcome in patients with severe burns

  Patients (n= 38) Patients with low BNP (n= 19) Patients with high BNP (n= 19)
Age, years 45 (37 to 60) 46 (31 to 59) 47 (37 to 63)
Male, n (%) 28 (74%) 15 (79%) 13 (68%)
Weight, kg 87 (74 to 100) 90 (77 to 112) 85 (70 to 99)
Medical history, n (%)    
   No CVD, DM or hypertension 29 (76%) 14 (74%) 15 (79%)
   CVD, DM and/or hypertension 9 (24%) 5 (26%) 4 (21%)
   Patients with CVD 5 (13%) 3 (16%) 2 (11%)
TBSA > 20%, n (%) 33 (87%) 17 (89%) 16 (84%)
  15 with inhalation 9 with inhalation 6 with inhalation
TBSA 15 to 20% and inhalation, n (%) 5 (13%) 2 (11%) 3 (16%)
Intubation, n (%) 29 (76%) 14 (74%) 15 (79%)
TBSA, % 32 (24 to 42) 35 (24 to 41) 28 (20 to 43)
Full thickness burn, % 15 (8 to 25) 17 (8 to 32) 13 (5 to 23)
Creatinin clearance, ml/min 139 (88 to 190) 149 (122 to 193) 109 (81 to 192)
  1. Data are presented by median (interquartile range).
  2. CVD, cardiovascular disease; DM, diabetes mellitus; TBSA, total burned body surface area.