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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Mild hypothermia during advanced life support: a preliminary study in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Parameter Value
Age (years) 53 (47 to 65)
Men (n [%]) 26 (78.7)
Witnessed cardiac arrest (n [%]) 26 (78.7)
Basic life support (n [%]) 9 (34.6)
Ventricular fibrillation (n [%]) 8 (24.3)
Asystole plus pulseless electrical activity (n [%]) 25 (75.7)
Defibrillations (n) 1 (0 to 4)
Epinephrin (mg) 15 (4 to 20)
End-tidal carbon dioxide at ROSC (mmHg) 33 (19 to 47)
No-flow time (minutes) 10 (5 to 14)
Low-flow time (minutes)a 16 (11.5 to 25)
Time from collapse to ROSC (minutes)a 25 (20.2 to 35.7)
Time from ROSC to mild hypothermia (minutes)a 16 (11.5 to 25)
PaO2/FiO2b 300 (159 to 403)
pH arterial blood gasb 7.16 (7.02 to 7.23)
Lactates (mmol/l)b 9.5 (3.7 to 11.3)
Serum creatinine (μmol/l)b 147 (94 to 179)
Sodium (mmol/l)b 138 (136 to 139)
Potassium (mmol/l)b 4.1 (3.8 to 4.5)
Calcemia (mmol/l)b 2.1 (2.1 to 2.3)
Chloride (mmol/l)b 107 (101 to 109)
Haemoglobin (g/dl)b 12.9 (11.9 to 13.4)
Haematocrit (%)b 39.1 (36.4 to 40.7)
Platelet count (g/l)b 165,500 (88,000 to 208,000)
  1. Data are presented as median and their interquartile range or as numbers (percentages). aTwenty out of 33 patients successfully resuscitated. bBiological data among 11 patients admitted to the intensive care unit. FiO2, fraction of inspired oxygen; PaO2, arterial partial oxygen tension.