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Table 3 Interventions as measured by TISS-28 a score parameters by frequency of postresuscitation care in the ICU

From: Effect of intensive care after cardiac arrest on patient outcome: a database analysis

  Low-treatment-frequency ICUb Medium-treatment-frequency ICUb High-treatment-frequency ICUb P value
TISS-28a score per patient per day; median (IQRc) 33.5 (28.7; 38.3) 32 (26; 36.2) 33.3 (29.7;3 7.2) <0.001
  n (% of patients) n (% of patients) n (% of patients  
Ventilatory support 802 (40.38) 995 (49.43) 823 (44.29) <0.001
Mechanical ventilation 1,837 (92.5) 1,714 (85.15) 1,788 (96.23) <0.001
Enteral nutrition 981 (49.4) 881 (43.77) 1,100 (59.2) <0.001
Parenteral nutrition 1,024 (51.56) 945 (46.94) 982 (52.85) <0.001
Renal support 170 (8.56) 189 (9.39) 123 (6.62) 0.006
Routine dressing changes 1,520 (76.54) 1,813 (90.06) 1,585 (85.31) <0.001
Frequent dressing changes 424 (21.35) 439 (21.81) 230 (12.38) <0.001
Diuretics treatment 1,031 (51.91) 922 (45.8) 722 (38.86) <0.001
Single vasoactive medication 1,197 (60.27) 1,216 (60.41) 1,076 (57.91) 0.2108
Multiple vasoactive medications 1,021 (51.41) 892 (44.31) 890 (47.9) <0.001
Multiple intravenous medications 1,865 (93.91) 1,952 (96.97) 1,779 (95.75) <0.001
Peripheral arterial catheter 1,719 (86.56) 1,534 (76.2) 1,674 (90.1) <0.001
Care of drains 834 (41.99) 406 (20.17) 414 (22.28) <0.001
  1. Frequencies are displayed in absolute numbers (n) and (%). aTISS-28, Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System; bICU, intensive care unit; cIQR, interquartile range of 25th to 75th quartile.