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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: Rapidly progressive brain atrophy in septic ICU patients: a retrospective descriptive study using semiautomatic CT volumetry

Characteristic Total (n = 48) Brain atrophy group (n = 42) No brain atrophy group (n = 6) p
Demographics     
Age, median (IQR), years 73 (63–80) 73 (63–79) 79 (68–84) 0.26
Male, n (%) 31 (64.6) 28 (66.7) 3 (50.0) 0.43
Medical history     
Hypertension, n (%) 16 (33.3) 13 (31.0) 3 (50.0) 0.36
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 14 (29.2) 13 (31.0) 1 (16.7) 0.48
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 10 (20.8) 9 (21.4) 1 (16.7) 0.79
Clinical score     
GCS score, median (IQR) 12 (8–14) 13 (9–14) 10 (3–13) 0.18
SOFA score, median (IQR) 13 (11–15) 14 (11–15) 11 (9–15) 0.29
APACHE II score, median (IQR) 27 (21–31) 27 (24–31) 28 (16–31) 0.63
JAAM DIC score, median (IQR) 6 (4–7) 6 (4–7) 5 (3–6) 0.26
Treatment     
Mechanical ventilation, n (%) 44 (91.7) 40 (95.2) 4 (66.7) 0.02
Vasopressors, n (%) 38 (79.2) 35 (83.3) 3 (50.0) 0.06
Heparin, n (%) 5 (10.4) 5 (11.9) 0 (0.0) 0.38
Antithrombin, n (%) 15 (31.3) 13 (31.0) 2 (33.3) 0.91
rhTM, n (%) 13 (27.1) 12 (28.6) 1 (16.7) 0.54
CRRT, n (%) 37 (77.1) 34 (81.0) 3 (50.0) 0.10
Surgery, n (%) 12 (25.0) 12 (28.6) 0 (0.0) 0.14
  1. Significant value is given in bold