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Table 3 Prognostic findings of the study cohort. Data are presented as counts (percentage) or median [IQRs]

From: Death after awakening from post-anoxic coma: the “Best CPC” project

  Day 1 Days 2–3
n   n  
Motor response 196 1 [1–2] 167 5 [2–6]
M1–2 MR, n (%) 196 148 (76) 167 43 (26)
Bilateral absent PR, n (%) 196 74 (38) 160 13 (8)
Myoclonus, n (%) 196 3 (2) 167 0 (0)
Clinical seizures, n (%) 196 0 (0) 167 3 (2)
Continuous EEG, n (%) 30 21 (70) 56 52 (96)
BS/Suppressed EEG, n (%) 30 3 (9) 56 0 (0)
Reactive EEG, n (%) 26 22 (85) 44 40 (91)
NSE levels, μg/L 22 16 [15–27] 37 17 [14–27]
Abnormal brain CT-scan, n (%) 52 2 (4) 12 2 (16)
Bilaterally absent N20, n (%) 60 0 (0)
  1. M1–2 absent motor response or posturing, MR motor response, PR pupillary reflexes, EEG electroencephalography, BS burst suppression, NSE neuron-specific enolase, CT computed tomography, N20 cortical response to somato-sensory evoked potentials on the median nerve