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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Bedside dressing changes for open abdomen in the intensive care unit is safe and time and staff efficient

  All n = 98 VAC-OR n = 42 VAC-ICU n = 22 VAC-OR/ICU n = 34 p
Number of men (%) 73 (72 %) 27 (64 %) 17 (77 %) 28 (82 %) 0.100a
Age, median (range) 64 (20–88) 58.5 (22–88) 70.5 (24–82) 65.5 (20–82) 0.093b
Reason for OA, n (%)
 ACS 46 (47 %) 18 (43 %) 10 (46 %) 18 (53 %) 0.681a
 Intraabdominal swelling 25 (26 %) 9 (21 %) 9 (41 %) 7 (21 %) 0.198a
 Abdominal contamination/second look 14 (14 %) 7 (17 %) 3 (14 %) 4 (12 %) 0.931a
 Other 13 (13 %) 8 (19 %) 0 (0 %) 5 (15 %) 0.077a
Primary diagnosis, n (%)
 Vascular 45 (46 %) 14 (33 %) 14 (64 %) 17 (53 %) 0.058a
 Gastrointestinal 31 (43 %) 18 (43 %) 4 (18 %) 9 (27 %) 0.094a
 Trauma 9 (8 %) 3 (7 %) 1 (5 %) 5 (15 %) 0.481a
 Urological 6 (6 %) 4 (10 %) 0 2 (6 %) 0.421a
 Internal medicine 4 (4 %) 0 3 (14 %) 2 (3 %) 0.038a
 Gynecological 3 (3 %) 3 (7 %) 0 0 0.240a
Clinical characteristics
 SAPS II, median (range) 43.1 (40.3–45.8) 40.2 (36.0–44.3) 46.6 (41.0–52.6) 44.3 (39.5–49.0) 0.158b
 Dialysis, n (%) 24 (24 %) 5 (12 %) 7 (32 %) 12 (35 %) 0.0206a
  1. VAC-OR all dressing changes in the operating room, VAC-ICU all dressing changes in the intensive care unit, VAC-OR/ICU dressing changes in the operating room and intensive care unit, OR operating room, ICU intensive care unit, OA open abdomen, ACS abdominal compartment syndrome, SAPS II simplified acute physiology score ll
  2. aFisher exact test; bone-way ANOVA