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Table 5 Multivariate analysis for cardiac arrest prediction in potential brain dead donors

From: Positive impact of a clinical goal-directed protocol on reducing cardiac arrests during potential brain-dead donor maintenance

Variable OR (95 % CI) p value
Global analysis (n = 465)
 Hospital characteristics   
 >250 beds 0.59 (0.36; 0.98) 0.04
 Organ procurement staff linked to the ICU 0.58 (0.74; 3.41) 0.23
 Public hospital 9.25 (2.07; 41.1) 0.003
 Active transplant program 0.36 (0.21; 0.60) <0,001
 Potential donors characteristics   
  > 60 years old 1.57 (0.96; 2.57) 0.07
  ≥ 2 organ dysfunctions 1.48 (0.69; 2.13) 0.16
 Management characteristics   
 Clinical care provided inside the ICU 0.49 (0.28; 0.86) 0.013
 Checklist use 0.43 (0.20; 0.62) <0.001
Checklist analysis (n = 382)
 Duration of the protocol 12–24 h 0.65 (0.39; 1.15) 0.16
 Temperature ≥ 35 ° C 0.68 (0.34; 1.36) 0.28
 Mean arterial pressure ≥ 65 mmHg 0.54 (0.26; 1.03) 0.055
 Corticoids 0.67 (0.39; 1.15) 0.15
 Vasopressin 0.56 (0.32; 0.97) 0.04
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval