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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Initial distribution volume of glucose can be approximated using a conventional glucose analyzer in the intensive care unit

Characteristic/parameter Value
Number of patients 50
Sex (male/female) 36/14
Age (years) 62 ± 12 (34–79)
Body weight (kg) 59.1 ± 12.9 (37.8–102)
Body surface area (m2) 1.60 ± 0.19 (1.27–2.14)
Number of patients receiving mechanical ventilation 26
Number of patients receiving catecholaminesa 14
Number of patients receiving insulinb 7
Number of patients receiving on continuous haemodiafiltration 4
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation (range) or as number of patients.
  2. aCatecholamines: an infusion of dopamine, dobutamine, noradrenaline, or adrenaline.
  3. bInsulin: continuous insulin infusion.