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Table 1 Risk factors for mediastinitis in patients with lung abscess and sepsis

From: Risk factors and incidence of mediastinitis in patients with lung abscess and sepsis

  With mediastinitis (n= 31) Without mediastinitis (n= 187) P value
Gender, male/female, n (%) 7 (22.6)/24 (77.4) 128 (68.5)/59 (31.5) 0.001
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, n (%) 26 (83.9) 42 (22.5) 0.001
Body mass index 32.3 ± 5.3 27.8 ± 6.1 0.031
Hemoglobin (g/l) 87.9 ± 9.2 128.4 ± 18.4 < 0.001
Fibrinogen (mg%) 800 ± 200 533 ± 166 < 0.001
End-diastolic volume of the left ventricle (ml) 139 ± 27 108 ± 28 0.024
End-systolic volume of the left ventricle (ml) 66.1 ± 8.2 46.8 ± 10.4 < 0.001
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%) 52.4 ± 2.2 57.2 ± 3.4 0.002