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Table 5 Select parameters compared with alkali and acid ingestion groups

From: Caustic ingestion in adults: The role of endoscopic classification in predicting outcome

Variables Alkali
(n = 96)
Acid P
   HCL
(n = 94)
Other acid
(n = 83)
 
Hospital Stay (days) 8 (4,16) 8 (3,14) 7 (3,13) 0.0419*
Expired 6 (6.25) 18 (6.59) 7(8.43) 0.8073
Time to Expired (days) 15 (11–16) 15.5 (11–23) 22 (13–32) --
ICU Admission 12 (12.50) 29 (10.62) 8 (9.64) 0.5074
Systemic Complication 27 (28.13) 56 (20.51) 13 (15.66) 0.0525
   Aspiration Pneumonia 13 (13.54) 31 (11.36) 8 (9.64) 0.5188
   Respiratory Failure 10 (10.42) 21 (7.69) 6 (7.23) 0.1874
   DIC 4 (4.17) 10 (3.66) 4 (4.82) 0.4754
   Hepatic 7 (7.29) 10 (3.66) 1 (1.20) 0.0511
   Renal 3 (3.13) 7 (2.56) 2 (2.41) 0.6618
GI Complication 36 (37.50) 76 (27.84) 15 (18.07) 0.0818
   Stricture 31 (32.29) 66 (27.84) 12 (14.46) 0.1855
   Bleeding 7 (7.29) 13 (4.76) 3 (3.61) 0.1776
   Perforation 4 (4.17) 6 (2.20) 2 (2.41) 0.0728
   Fistula 1 (1.04) 2 (0.73) 1 (1.20) 0.4492
  1. Wald's Chi-Square test
  2. * P < 0.05 statistical significance
  3. Data presented as median (range) or number (%).