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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Steroidogenesis in the adrenal dysfunction of critical illness: impact of etomidate

  Etomidate
n = 14
No etomidate
n = 48
P
Age, years 66 (22) 67 (17) 0.36
Sex, m/f 8 (57)/6 (43) 26 (54)/22 (46) 1.0
Admission syndromes a    
   Trauma and postoperative 4(29) 19 (40) 0.54
   Cardiac surgery 2(14) 10 (21) 0.72
   Vascular surgery 0 7 (15) 0.33
   Respiratory failure 9 (64) 13 (27) 0.02
   Post-CPR 1 (7) 9 (19) 0.43
   Shock 3 (21) 2 (4) 0.07
   Sepsis 4 (29) 15 (31) 1.0
   Renal insufficiency 0 4 (8) 0.57
   Coma 0 4 (8) 0.57
   Other 3 (21) 2 (4) 0.07
Start hydrocortisone after first test
Number 13 (93) 45 (94) 1.0
Duration, days 7 (13) 8 (8) 0.71
Fluconazole/phenytoin 2 (14) 4 (8) 0.62
Length of stay ICU, days 18 (23) 20 (24) 0.60
Mortality day 28 5 (36) 15 (31) 0.75
Mortality ICU 5 (36) 19 (40) 1.0
  1. Data are expressed as median (interquartile range) or number (%), where appropriate; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ICU, intensive care unit; na, not applicable. aPatients may have more than one condition.