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Table 3 Non-neurological complications associated to hospital mortality.

From: Impact of non-neurological complications in severe traumatic brain injury outcome

Variables Deaths
74 (33%)
n (%)
Survive
150 (67%)
n (%)
P
Respiratory Respiratory infection 45 (30) 107 (70) NS
  Atelectasis 11(23) 36 (77) NS
  ARDS 18 (90) 2 (10) < 0,01
  PaO2/FiO2 < 200 43 (47) 49 (53) < 0,05
  PaO2/FiO2 200-300 21 (22) 73 (78) < 0,05
Cardiovascular Hypotension 50 (51) 49 (49) < 0,05
  Hypertension 7 (25) 21 (75) NS
  Arrhythmias 12 (48) 13 (52) NS
  Dopamine, dobutamine or norepinephrine 63 (40) 93 (60) < 0,05
Infection Sepsis 53 (31) 116 (69) NS
  Septic shock 11 (85) 2 (15) < 0,05
AKI 13 (76) 4 (24) < 0,05
Abdominal complications 32 (30) 76 (70) NS
Electrolytical complications 18 (38) 29 (62) NS
Bleeding complications 30 (50) 30 (50) < 0,05
Non-neurosurgical surgery 13 (21) 48 (79) < 0,05
  1. AKI: acute kidney injury, ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome, PaO2/FiO2: arterial oxygen pressure/oxygen inspired fraction ratio. Respiratory infections: aspiration, tracheobronchitis and pneumonia were grouped.