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Table 3 Comparison between patients with blast lung injury and those with lung contusion and chest wall trauma

From: 11 March 2004: The terrorist bomb explosions in Madrid, Spain – an analysis of the logistics, injuries sustained and clinical management of casualties treated at the closest hospital

Parameter BLI (n = 17) Chest wall trauma (n = 7) P
Mechanical ventilation 87% 100% NS (P = 0.49)
Days of mechanical ventilation 5.35 8.75 NS (P > 0.05)
ARDS 24% 25% NS (P = 0.58)
VAP 13% 35% NS (P = 0.32)
Mean ISS 31 34 NS (P > 0.05)
  1. ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; ISS, Injury Severity Score; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia.