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Table 5 Clotting profile

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy in patients with severe liver disease and a high incidence of refractory coagulopathy: a prospective trial

Variable All (n = 60) Refractory coagulopathy (n = 25) Mild coagulopathy (n = 35) P value
INR 0 1.21 (0.8–3.7) 1.38 (0.9–3.7) 1.2 (0.8–1.6) 0.03
INR 24 1.18 (0.8–2.36) 1.32 (0.9–2.36) 1.13 (0.8–1.6) 0.01
INR 48 1.2 (0.8–2.46) 1.31 (0.96–2.46) 1.11 (0.8–1.6) 0.003
INR 72 1.2 (0.9–2.2) 1.36 (1–2.2) 1.11 (0.9–1.5) 0.002
Platelet 0 49 (3–477) 30 (3–142) 74 (23–477) <0.001
Platelet 24 67 (4–411) 37 (4–114) 96 (30–411) <0.001
Platelet 48 71 (2–447) 39 (2–85) 92 (33–447) <0.001
Platelet 72 65 (3–416) 43 (3–89) 92 (20–416) <0.001
  1. Clotting profile prior to percutaneous dilational tracheostomy 0 and at 24, 48, and 72 hours following the procedure. Values are expressed as median (and range). INR, international normalized ratio.