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Table 2 Characteristics of ICU admission and management of organ failures

From: Platelet transfusions in cancer patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia in the intensive care unit

Variables 296 patients
Reasons for ICU admission
 Sepsis 139 (47 %)
 Acute respiratory failure 67 (22.6 %)
 Severe hemorrhage 17 (5.7 %)
 Acute renal failure 16 (5.4 %)
 Others 57 (19.2 %)
Admission severity scores
 SAPS II (points) 51 (36–69)
 SOFA (points) 7 (5–10)
 Modified SOFA (points) 4 (2–7)
Admission biological values
 Platelet count (×109/L) 29 (15–54)
 Leukopenia 117 (39.5 %)
 Prothrombin time (%) 65 (51–77)
 Serum urea (mmol/L) 10 (6.8–17.8)
 Serum creatinine (μmol/L) 108 (72–184)
 Serum bilirubin (μmol/L) 19 (11–42)
Organ failure supports during ICU stay
 Non-invasive ventilation 120 (40.5 %)
 Invasive mechanical ventilation 181 (61.1 %)
 Vasopressors 187 (63.2 %)
 Renal replacement therapy 120 (40.5 %)
Platelet transfusion management
 Nadir platelet count during ICU stay (109/L) 12 (6–23)
 Total number of platelet transfusions 2 (1–4)
In-ICU length of stay (days) 5 (2.3–13.2)
In-ICU mortality 112 (37.8 %)
  1. Variables are expressed as median (interquartile range) or number (percentage). The modified SOFA score did not include the platelet component
  2. ICU intensive care unit, SAPS II simplified acute physiology score II, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment score