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Table 2 Cholesterol values, as a percentage of expected cholesterol, and organ/metabolic dysfunction relationships

From: Following severe injury, hypocholesterolemia improves with convalescence but persists with organ failure or onset of infection

Condition % Cholesterol without condition % Cholesterol with condition P
Creatinine > 2.0 mg/dl 68 ± 21 55 ± 13 0.0001
Bilirubin > 2.5 mg/dl 68 ± 21 60 ± 21 0.0006
Bicarbonate ≥ 28 or ≤ 23 mmol/l 71 ± 22 63 ± 19 0.0001
PaO2/FiO2 < 350 74 ± 21 65 ± 20 0.0001
Glucose > 120 mg/dl 69 ± 19 65 ± 23 0.009
  1. % Cholesterol is the cholesterol value as a percentage of expected cholesterol. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. FiO2, fractional inspired oxygen; PaO2, arterial oxygen tension.