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Table 1 Characteristics of severe-brain injured patients

From: Effects of tight computerized glucose control on neurological outcome in severely brain injured patients: a multicenter sub-group analysis of the randomized-controlled open-label CGAO-REA study

  Control group IIT group P value
Number = 98 Number = 90
Age 53 (15) 53 (16) 0.90
SAPS II 45 (15) 47 (17) 0.50
GCS on admission 7 (4) 6 (3) 0.02
Sex male/female 60(61)/38(39) 51(56)/39(44) 0.50
BMI 26 (5) 24 (4) 0.02
Diabetes mellitus 9 (9.2) 4 (4.4) 0.20
Laboratory glycemia on admission (mmol.l−1) 8.1 (6.8 to 9.8) 8.3 (6.8 to 9.6) 0.50
Monitoring of ICP 34 (35) 47 (52) 0.01*
Cause of brain injury, number(%)    0.50
Traumatic brain injury 19 (19) 22 (24)  
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage 28 (29) 32 (36)  
Intra-cerebral hemorrhage 12 (12) 10 (11)  
Malignant stroke 11 (11) 5 (6)  
Resuscitated cardiac arrest 13 (13) 13 (14)  
Other 15 (15) 8 (9)  
  1. Characteristics of patients included in the CGAO-REA study and suffering from a severe brain injury, in two neuro-intensive care units of two university hospitals. Continuous parametric data are expressed as mean (standard deviation) and non-parametric data as median (25th to 75th percentile) and categorical data as number (%). Continuous data were analyzed with Student’s t test. Categorical data were analyzed with χ2 test. BMI: body mass index (kg.m−2); GCS: Glasgow Coma Score; ICP: intracerebral pressure; IIT: intensive insulin therapy; SAPS II: Simplified Acute Physiology Score II.