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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients with AGI

From: Association between acute gastrointestinal injury and biomarkers of intestinal barrier function in critically ill patients

Variable I n = 20 II n = 46 III n = 15 IV n = 9 Total n = 90 P
Age (yr) 66 (48–78) 68 (47–82) 74 (43–87) 69 (61–81) 66.0 (47.0–80.0) 0.959
Males 14 (70%) 34 (73.9%) 14 (93.3%) 7 (77.8%) 69 (76.7%) 0.393
APACHE II score 20.0 (16.5–22.0) 18.0 (11.8–22.0) 20.0 (18.0–30.0) 23.0 (18.0–28.5) 20.0 (16.0–22.0) 0.031a
SOFA score 6.0 (3.0–8.0) 5.0 (4.0–9.0) 6.0 (4.0–13.0) 8.0 (4.5–11.5) 6.0 (4.0–9.0) 0.486
Gastrointestinal surgery 1 (20%) 5 (10.9%) 1 (6.7%) 1 (11.1%) 8 (8.9%) 0.262
Primary AGI 3 (15%) 17 (37%) 5 (33.3%) 5 (55.6%) 30 (33.3%) 0.155
Sepsis 8 (40%) 19 (41.3%) 4 (26.7%) 4 (44.4%) 35 (38.9%) 0.760
Catecholamine support 5 (25%) 8 (17.4%) 5 (33.3%) 5 (55.6%) 23 (25.6%) 0.099
Mechanical ventilation 17 (85%) 34 (73.9%) 11 (73.3%) 9 (100%) 71 (78.9%) 0.281
CRRT 2 (10%) 10 (21.7%) 1 (6.7%) 1 (11.1%) 14 (15.6%) 0.421
Primary reason for intensive care       0.131
 Acute pancreatitis 1 (5%) 13 (28.3%) 5 (33.3%) 1 (11.1%) 20 (22.2%)  
 Shock 3 (15%) 8 (17.4%) 1 (6.7%) 3 (33.3%) 15 (16.6%)
 AKI 2 (10%) 10 (21.7%) 1 (6.7%) 4 (44.4%) 17 (18.9%)
 ARDS 8 (40%) 14 (30.4%) 6 (40%) 5 (55.6%) 33 (36.7%)
 Trauma 2 (10%) 6 (13%) 0 0 8 (8.9%)
 Postoperative 3 (15%) 2 (4.3%) 2 (13.3%) 0 7 (7.8%)
 Cardiac arrest 1 (5%) 1 (2.2%) 1 (6.7%) 0 3 (3.3%)
28 d-mortality 1 (5.0%) 7 (15.2%) 2 (13.3%) 4 (44.4%) 14 (15.6%) 0.067
  1. Measurement values are expressed as median (interquartile range, 25%–75%). Categorical variables are reported as n (%). Variables were compared using the Kruskal–Wallis test
  2. AGI acute gastrointestinal injury, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, AKI acute kidney injury, CRRT continuous renal replacement therapy, SOFA sepsis-related organ failure assessment
  3. aSignificant differences among AGI grades I, II, III, and IV