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Table 1 Clinical and demographic data of patients

From: Blind bedside postpyloric placement of spiral tube as rescue therapy in critically ill patients: a prospective, tricentric, observational study

Variables Values in total study sample
(n = 127)
Age, years 60 (48–72)
Gender (male) 86 (67.7)
Preexisting diseases
 Hypertension 27 (21.3)
 Diabetic mellitus 9 (7.1)
 Previous gastrointestinal surgery 4 (3.1)
Primary diagnosis
 Neurologic 53 (41.7)
 Respiratory 36 (28.4)
 Cardiovascular 15 (11.8)
 Multiple trauma 14 (11.0)
 Sepsis 5 (3.9)
 Gastrointestinal 2 (1.6)
 Others 2 (1.6)
Use of sedatives or analgesics 22 (11.0)
Use of vasopressors 10 (7.9)
Mechanical ventilation 66 (52.0)
APACHE II score 18 (13–23)
SOFA score 10 (8–12)
AGI grade
 Without AGI 5 (3.9)
 I 11 (8.7)
 II 92 (72.4)
 III 19 (15.0)
  1. Quantitative variables are presented as median (IQR) and qualitative variables as number (percentage)
  2. APACHE II acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, AGI acute gastrointestinal injury, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range