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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Early fluid resuscitation with hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%) in severe burn injury: a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial

Characteristic HES (n = 23) Lactated Ringer’s (n = 22)
Age, years 49 (22, 69) 47 (26, 61)
Sex, male 17 (73.9%) 17 (77.2%)
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg 109 (93, 130) 123 (104, 150)
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg 60 (55, 65) 68 (59, 76)
Heart rate, beats/min 83 (70, 95) 86 (75, 95)
Weight, kg 75 (70, 83) 80 (70, 80)
Height, cm 175 (170, 180) 176 (170, 180)
Burned TBSA, % 31 (21, 47) 32 (20, 50)
  1. Data are represented as median (25th and 75th percentiles) or median (percentage). None of the differences between the two groups was significant (P >0.05). Two patients were randomly assigned but were excluded because they did not fulfill inclusion criteria, and one patient was not excluded formally but was not in analyses, because of a lack of data. HES, hydroxyethyl starch; TBSA, total body surface area.