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Table 3 ICU parameters (ICU length of stay, ventilation length of time, rate of multiple-organ-dysfunction syndrome, and sepsis) in relation to the fracture type of the pelvic ring according to the Tile/OTA classification

From: Acute management and outcome of multiple trauma patients with pelvic disruptions

   Type of pelvic-ring fracture according to Tile/OTA fracture classification   Pair-wise comparison
  Total Type A Type B Type C Overall test P value (A vs. C) P value (B vs. C) P value (A vs. B)
Multiple-organ-dysfunction syndrome (%) 25.8 (n = 326) 22.1 (n = 17) 19.6 (n = 22) 32.9 (n = 45) 0.042 n.s. 0.014 n.s.
Sepsis (%) 5.2 (n = 325) 3.9 (n = 3) 2.7 (n = 3) 8.1 (n = 11) 0.137 n.s. n.s. n.s.
Days on ventilation (days, mean ± SD) 6.4 ± 10.1 (n = 344) 4.3 ± 6.7 (n = 79) 6.0 ± 10.4 (n = 118) 7.7 ± 11.2 (n = 147) 0.039 0.016 n.s. n.s.
ICU length of stay (days, mean ± SD) 11.5 ± 11.8 (n = 344) 9.4 ± 9.9 (n = 79) 10.6 ± 11.2 (n = 118) 13.3 ± 12.9 (n = 147) 0.031 0.016 n.s. n.s.
  1. n.s., not significant.