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Table 3 Patient and injury characteristics and outcome in BICU patients with and without inhalation injury

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

  No inhalation injury (n = 10) Inhalation injury (n = 14) P-value
Male 6/10 (60.0%) 10/14 (71.4%) 0.673*
Age (years) 38.0 (18–77) 46.5 (27–59) 0.660
Weight (kg) 68.0 (38–95) 73.5 (60–100) 0.252
% TBSA† 34.0 (15–90) 34.5 (15–75) 0.837
Tracheostomy 4/10 (40.0%) 6/14 (42.9%) 0.610*
Trauma 0/10 1/14 (7.1%) 1.000*
APACHE II 23.5 (8–35) 26 (19–37) 0.128
RTS 7.84 (7.10–7.84) 7.84 (4.65–7.84) 0.488
Length of BICU stay (days) 21.0 (3–54) 11.5 (1–42) 0.089
Mortality 3/10 (30%) 7/14 (50%) 0.421*
  1. Values are median (range) or number (proportion): P-value (Mann-Whitney U or Fisher’s exact test*). BICU = burn intensive care unit, TBSA = Total burn surface area, APACHE II = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, RTS = Revised trauma score.