Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline and outcome variables of studied critically ill patients and healthy volunteers

From: Critical illness induces nutrient-independent adipogenesis and accumulation of alternatively activated tissue macrophages

  Early PN patients N= 20 Late PN patients N= 20 P-value Early vs. Late Healthy Controls N= 13 P-value Ill vs. Healthy
Demographic data      
Male sex - no. (%) 15 (75) 14 (70) 0.7 8 (62) 0.6
Age - yr (mean ± SE) 60 ± 2 63 ± 3 0.1 60 ± 3 0.4
BMI - Kg/m2 (mean ± SE) 23.1 ± 0.9 23.2 ± 1.2 0.7 23.9 ± 1.3 0.1
Comorbidity parameters      
Malignancy no. (%) 6 (30) 5 (25) 0.7   
Diabetes no. (%) 3 (15) 1 (5) 0.3   
NRS score - median [IQR] 4 [3 to 7] 4 [3 to 6] 0.4   
APACHE II SCORE - median [IQR] 30 [21 to 47] 33 [23 to 42] 0.6   
Reason for admission - no. (%)    0.7   
   Complicated Surgery/Trauma 11 10    
   Medical 5 7    
   Transplant 3 2    
   Cardiac surgery 1 1    
Outcome variables      
New infection - no (%) 14 (70) 15 (75) 0.7   
Duration of ICU stay - median [IQR] 15 [10 to 33] 18 [10 to 40] 0.7   
ICU non-survivors - no (%) 3 (15) 4 (20) 0.7