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Table 1 Primary diseases of all patients

From: Time from admission to initiation of surgery for source control is a critical determinant of survival in patients with gastrointestinal perforation with associated septic shock

  Patients, number (%) Deaths, number (%)
Colon/rectal diverticulitis 35 (22.7) 6 (17.6)
Mechanical small bowel obstruction 27 (17.5) 3 (8.8)
Mesenteric ischemia and necrotic bowel 21 (l3.6) 9 (26.5)
Idiopathic lower digestive tract perforation 16 (10.4) 5 (14.7)
Colon/rectal cancer 15 (9.7) 0 (0.0)
Gastric/duodenal peptic ulcer 9 (5,8) 1 (2.9)
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia 9 (5.8) 4 (11,8)
Gastric canes 5 (3.2) 1 (2.9)
Inflammatory bowel disease 5 (3.2) 1 (2.9)
Sigmoid volvulus 3 (1.9) 0 (0.0)
Strangulated inguinal/femur hernia 3 (1.9) 0 (0.0)
Toxic mega-colon 2 (1.3) 2 (5.9)
Other 4 (2.6) 2 (5.9)
Total 154 34