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Table 1 Diagnostic categories of patients

From: Serum activin A and B levels predict outcome in patients with acute respiratory failure: a prospective cohort study

Group Diagnosis Number of patients
  Postoperative patients  
1  Cardiovascular 118
2  Gastrointestinal 57
   Non-operative patients  
3  Cardiovascular 74
4  Sepsis 26
5  Gastro-intestinal/hematologic 24
6  Metabolic 22
7  Neurologic 56
8  Respiratory 84
9  Trauma 37
   Postoperative miscellaneous  
10  Respiratory/gynecology/renal/orthopedic 20
  1. Patients grouped on the basis of their diagnostic categories as defined according to Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE III) diagnostic groups (3).