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Table 2 Prognostic variables of patient population

From: Pentobarbital versus thiopental in the treatment of refractory intracranial hypertension in patients with traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial

Variable Thiopental (n = 22) Pentobarbital (n = 22) P
Admission GCS score 6.5 (3.0 to 7.2) 7 (4.7 to 10.0) 0.38
Out-of-hospital hypoxia (n) 5 7 0.63
Out-of-hospital hypotension (n) 5 4 1
Pupillary reactivity (n)a    
   One reacting 3 5 0.66
   Both reactingb 12 14  
Pre-enrolment CT (n)    
   Diffuse injury without brain swelling 8 5 0.04
   Diffuse bilateral brain swelling 1 8  
   Diffuse injury unilateral brain swelling with midline shift 5 1  
   Any mass lesion evacuated 7 5  
   Nonevacuated mass lesion 1 3  
  1. Admission GCS is expressed as median (interquartile range). aPupillary reactivity at hospital admission. bMiotic pupils were considered as reactive. CT, computed tomography; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale.