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Table 1 Patient and injury characteristics and outcome in two BICU cohorts

From: Ventilation strategies in burn intensive care: A retrospective observational study

  2005/06 cohort (n = 12) 2010/2011 cohort (n = 12) P-value
Male 9/12 (75.0%) 7/12 (58.3%) 0.666*
Age (years) 49 (18–69) 39 (21–77) 0.260
Weight (kg) 72 (55–109) 75 (60–99) 0.794
% TBSA† 37.5 (15–75) 31.5 (15–90) 0.355
Inhalation injury 9/12 (75.0%) 5/12 (41.7%) 0.214*
Tracheostomy 4/12 (33.3%) 6/12 (50.0%) 0.340*
Trauma 1/12 (8.3%) 0/12 0.307
APACHE II 25 (8–37) 25 (14–35) 0.772
RTS‡ 7.84 (5.97–7.84) 7.84 (4.56–7.84) 0.940
Length of BICU stay (days) 15 (1–37) 15 (2–54) 0.453
Mortality 7/12 (58.0%) 3/12 (25.0%) 0.214*
  1. Values are median (range) or number (proportion): P-value (Mann-Whitney U or Fisher’s exact test*). APACHE II = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score, BICU = Burn intensive care unit, TBSA = Total burn surface area, RTS = Revised trauma score.