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Table 5 Biochemical and haematological data

From: Experience with prolonged induced hypothermia in severe head injury

  Day
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
n 43 43 43 36 33 30 25 20 17 17 16
pH 7.44 ± 0.07 7.52 ± 0.06 7.50 ± 0.06 7.52 ± 0.06 7.51 ± 0.05 7.50 ± 0.04 7.50 ± 0.07 7.49 ± 0.05 7.52 ± 0.04 7.50 ± 0.07 7.45 ± 0.06
Potassium (mmol/l) 3.9 ± 0.4 3.5 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 0.7 4.0 ± 0.4 3.8 ± 0.6 4.1 ± 0.6 4.0 ± 0.5 4.1 ± 0.6 4.3 ± 0.4 4.1 ± 0.6 4.1 ± 0.5
Platelets (× 100/mm3) 266 ± 241 236 ± 177 216 ± 93 199 ± 90 234 ± 177 161 ± 68 188 ± 142 170 ± 90 154 ± 78* 155 ± 78* 121 ± 94*
Total white cells(× 1000/mm3) 17.9 ± 6.2 15.4 ± 6.2 15.9 ± 7.2 13.0 ± 5.7 13.6 ± 5.2 10.3 ± 4.4 12.6 ± 6.2 11.3 ± 6.4 11.5 ± 4.5 12.7 ± 4.7 13.4 ± 4.9
  1. The day 0 column provides the test results on day of induction of hypothermia. Values are expressed as emans ± standard deviation. *P < 0.05, versus day 0.