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Table 3 Clinical outcomes of study patients

From: The effect of parenteral selenium on outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients following sepsis: a prospective randomized clinical trial

Outcome (s) Selenium group (n = 29) Control group (n = 25) P value
SOFA respiratory score
 Day 0 2.3 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.8 0.82
 Day 3 2.5 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 0.9 0.69
 Day 7 2.1 ± 1 2.7 ± 1 0.03
 Day 10 1.6 ± 1.2 2.5 ± 0.8 0.01
 Day 14 2.2 ± 1.4 2.4 ± 0.9 0.77
 VAP, n (%) 16 (55.2) 21 (84) 0.023
 Early VAP, n (%) 15 (51.7) 15 (60) 0.54
 Late VAP, n (%) 5 (17.2) 11 (44) 0.032
 Duration of mechanical ventilation (in days), mean ± SD 8.9 ± 5 10.7 ± 4.5 0.17
 Length of ICU stay (in days), mean ± SD 19.7 ± 11 23.8 ± 13 0.37
 Lengths of hospital stay (in days), mean ± SD 25.2 ± 10 24.5 ± 9 0.87
 28-day mortality, n (%) 9 (31) 10 (40) 0.49
  1. SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, EVAP early ventilator-associated pneumonia, LVAP late ventilator-associated pneumonia, ICU intensive care unit