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Table 3 Characteristics of survivors and non-survivors

From: Intra-abdominal hypertension in patients with sellar region tumors

  Survivors Non-survivors p Value
Number (patients) 30 11  
Sex (male/female) 12:18 7:4 0.17
Age (mean ± SD) 46.6 ± 15.9 53.0 ± 11.3 0.8
APACHE-II (mean ± SD) 11.0 ± 4.5 18.6 ± 4.6 0.05
SOFA score (mean ± SD) 1.9 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 2.1 0.04*
Admission value of IAP (mmHg, mean ± SD) 9.1 ± 3.9 9.6 ± 4.6 0.8
Normal IAP (patients (%)) 11 (36.7) 2 (18.2) 0.3
Maximal value of IAP (mmHg, mean ± SD) 14.1 ± 5.6 18.2 ± 6.9 0.06
Minimal value of APP (mmHg, mean ± SD) 80.9 ± 8.8 74.9 ± 7.7 0.05
IAH (patients (%)) 19 (63.3) 9 (81.8) 0.3
ACS (patients) 4 (13.3) 5 (45.5) 0.03*
Ileus 23 (76.7) 11 (100) 0.08
Type of ileus (patients (%))    
   Impaired gastric emptying 0 0  
   Impaired intestinal and colonic emptying 20 (66.7) 1 (9.1) 0.01*
   Combined form 10 (33.3) 10 (90.9) 0.01*
Onset time of ileus (postoperative day) 2.6 ± 1.6 1.6 ± 0.7 0.06
   Duration of ileus (days) 8.5 ± 6.6 15.3 ± 8.5 0.01*
Risk factors of ileus (patients (%))    
   DD 25 (83.3) 8 (72.7) 0.4
Independent risk factors (patients (%))    
   Narcotics 0 2 (18.2) 0.02*
   Sympathomimetics 12 (40) 9 (81.8) 0.02*
   Positive fluid balance 1 (3.3) 6 (54.5) 0.0001*
   Sepsis 2 (6.7) 6 (54.5) 0.0006*
   Hypokalemia, hypomagnesaemia 19 (63.3) 9 (81.8) 0.3
  1. *Significant difference. SD, standard deviation; APACHE-II, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, and SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment, scores on ICU admission; IAP, intra-abdominal pressure; APP, abdominal perfusion pressure; IAH, intra-abdominal hypertension; ACS, abdominal compartment syndrome; DD, diencephalon dysfunction.