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Table 1 Demographical and clinical variables of patients treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) or normothermia (NT)

From: Changes in S-100 protein serum levels in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia: a prospective, observational study

  MTH (n = 37) NT (n = 31) P
Age, years 62.6 ± 15.7 67.1 ± 14.0 0.229
Sex, % male 64.7 74.2 0.442
Survival time, hours 120 ± 42 115 ± 24 0.914
Survivors, % 78.4 54.8 0.067
Good neurological outcome, % 56.8 45.2 0.341
Call-response-interval, min:sec 03:19 ± 02:26 03:05 ± 01:57 0.660
Total adrenaline, mg 4.3 ± 3.8 3.2 ± 3.8 0.286
Total shocks, n 3.5 ± 2.6 3.8 ± 5.7 0.760
Arrest witnessed, % 40.5 51.6 0.411
Initial rhythm VF, % 66.7 51.6 0.220
Cardiac origin of arrest, % 91.9 64.5 0.052
Proof of any pathogen, %* 67.6 12.9 0.001
Catecholamines at any time, %* 97.3 71.0 0.002
Core temperature at BL, °C* 35.5 36.4 0.011
Glasgow coma scale at BL 3 ± 2 4 ± 3 0.339
  1. Results presented as mean ± standard deviation. * P < 0.05 MTH vs. NT. BL = baseline; VF = ventricular fibrillation.