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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients and healthy subjects a

From: The relationship between fasting plasma citrulline concentration and small intestinal function in the critically ill

  Critically ill patients ( n= 20) Healthy subjects ( n= 15) P -values
Age (years)a 49 (21 to 77) 47 (18 to 88) 0.80
Sexb    0.20
  Male 16 (80%) 9 (60%)
  Female 4 (20%) 6 (40%)
Body mass indexb (kg/m2) 25.5 (19.4 to 32.2) 25.2 (18.8 to 30.0) 0.84
Admission diagnosisc   
  Multitrauma 6 (30%) N/A N/A
  Pneumonia 4 (20%)
  Neurosurgical 3 (15%)
  ARDS 2 (10%)
  Burns 2 (10%)
  Cardiac surgery 1 (5%)
  Pancreatitis 1 (5%)
  Sepsis 1 (5%)
APACHE II scored 18 (4 to 27) N/A N/A
Serum creatinineb (μmol//L) 91.2 (31 to 357) N/A N/A
90 day mortalityc 2 (10%) N/A N/A
  1. aAPACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; ARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome; N/A, Not applicable. bMean (range). cNumber (percentage). dMedian (range).