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Table 3 (Physical) characteristics

From: Unsuspected serotonin toxicity in the ICU

Variable Suspected ST (n = 7) Not suspected ST (n = 54)
Age [mean (SD)] 62 (22) 65 (16)
Admission category   
 Neurology/neurosurgery (n) 0 10
 Multi-trauma (n) 1 2
Comorbidity   
 Acute kidney failure (n) 1 16
 Confirmed infection (n) 3 13
 GCS [mean (SD)] 10 (4) 11 (4)
Neurological symptoms (n) 7 9
 Especially lower extremities (n) 6 2
 Inducible clonus (n) 7 1
 Hyperreflexia (n) 3 5
 Bilateral Babinski (n) 2 6
Autonomic symptoms (n) 7 35
 Hypertension (>140/90 mmHg) 3 12
 Fluctuating blood pressure (>35 mmHg systolic) 6 20
 Vasopressin/inotropic 0 10
 Tachycardia (>100 beats/min) 2 14
 Sinus rhythm 7 43
 Fluctuating heart rate (>40 beats/min) 1 5
 Diaphoresis 3 4
 Hyperthermia (>38 °C) 2 7
  1. ST serotonin toxicity, SD standard deviation, n number, GMV Glasgow Coma Scale (eye, motor and verbal response)