Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Matching criteria and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Thrombocytopenia in critically ill surgical patients: a case-control study evaluating attributable mortality and transfusion requirements

  Cases Control patients  
Parameter (n = 36) (n = 36) P
Matching criteria    
     Primary diagnosis    0.99
        Septic shock [n (%)] 12 (33) 12 (33)  
        Postoperative bleeding, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, trauma [n (%)] 14 (39) 13 (36)  
        Acute respiratory failure [n (%)] 3 (8) 3 (8)  
        Complication during post partum [n (%)] 2 (6) 2 (6)  
        Cardiac failure [n (%)] 1 (3) 2 (6)  
        Miscellaneous [n (%)]* 4 (11) 4 (11)  
    Duration of stay in ICU (days) 8.3± 8.4 6.5± 6.4 0.29
    APACHE II score (points) 22.7± 8.6 20.9± 8.3 0.35
    Age (years) 60.7± 19.1 60.6± 17.4 0.97
Characteristics    
    Sex (male/female) 20/16 22/14 0.63
    Severity of underlying disease    0.81
        Fatal or ultimately fatal [n (%)] 19 (53) 18 (50)  
        Nonfatal [n (%)] 17 (47) 18 (50)  
    Previous health status    0.80
        No functional or moderate limitation [n (%)] 25 (69) 26 (72)  
        Serious limitation or bedridden or institutionalized [n (%)] 11 (31) 10 (28)  
    SAPS II score (points) 49.7 ± 18.9 46.7 ± 21.9 0.54
    Expected mortality (%) 46.0 39.1
    ODIN model on admission   
        Cardiac failure [n (%)] 22 (61) 21 (58)  
        Respiratory failure [n (%)] 30 (83) 30 (83)  
        Haematologic failure [n (%)] 20 (55) 13 (36)  
        Neurologic failure [n (%)] 6 (17) 10 (28)  
        Hepatic failure [n (%)] 1 (3) 2 (5)  
        Presence of infection [n (%)] 19 (53) 16 (44)  
Total no. of organ system failure 2.8 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.2 0.60
  1. *Miscellaneous included two cases of nosocomialpneumonia, one case of acute pancreatitis, and one case of undetermined shock.†Calculated from the equation proposed by La Gall et al. [18] APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation;ODIN, organ dysfunstion and/or infection; ICU, intensive care unit; SAP,Simplified Acute Physiology Score.