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Table 2 Baseline patient ICU details for the overall study population and by survivor status

From: Outcomes in elderly patients admitted to the intensive care unit with solid tumors

  Overall (n = 262) ICU survivors (n = 174) ICU non-survivors (n = 88) p value
Reason for ICU admission [n (%)] 0.42
 Not related to cancer 174 (66.4) 120 (68.9) 54 (61.4)  
 Related to anticancer drugs 49 (18.7) 29 (16.7) 20 (22.7)  
 Related to cancer progression 39 (14.9) 25 (14.4) 14 (15.9)  
Reasons for ICU admission [n (%)] <0.001
 Sepsis 80 (30.5) 57 (32.8) 3 (26.1)  
 Acute respiratory failure 74 (28.2) 47 (27) 27 (30.8)  
 Coma or seizure 21 (8) 12 (6.9) 9 (10.2)  
 Cardiorespiratory shock 18 (6.9) 1 (0.5) 17 (19.3)  
 Hemorrhagic shock 16 (6.1) 14 (8.1) 2 (2.3)  
 Acute kidney failure 14 (5.3) 10 (5.8) 4 (4.6)  
 Acute heart failure 10 (3.8) 8 (4.6) 2 (2.3)  
 Chronic bronchitis exacerbation 8 (3.1) 7 (4) 1 (1.1)  
 Electrolytic disorders 6 (2.3) 5 (2.9) 1 (1.1)  
 Hypovolemia 5 (1.9) 4 (2.3) 1 (1.1)  
 Intentional overdose 1 (0.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0)  
 Post-surgery complications 1 (0.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0)  
SAPS 2 score 61.9 ± 22.5 51.4 ± 13.0 82.0 ± 22.9 <0.001
 Neutropenia 19 (7.3) 12 (6.9) 7 (8) 0.75
ICU stay and treatments
 Time in ICU [days, median (IQR)] 4 (2;7) 4 (2;7)0 4 (1;8) 0.26
 Time in hospital [days, median (IQR)] 14 (5;25) 16 (8;27) 6 (2;16) <0.001
 Mechanical ventilation 135 (51.5) 54 (31) 81 (92.1) <0.0001
 Mechanical ventilation duration (days) 3.5 ± 6.3 2.2 ± 4.4 6.2 ± 8.3 <0.001
 Noninvasive ventilation 25 (10.3) 20 (12.9) 5 (5.7) 0.08
 Missing 19 (7.3) 19 (10.9) 0 (0)  
 Inotropes 126 (48.3) 52 (30.1) 74 (84.1) <0.0001
 Missing 1 (0.4) 1 (0.6) 0 (0)  
 Inotropes duration (days) 1.4 ± 2.4 0.8 ± 1.6 2.7 ± 3.1 <0.001
 Dialysis 33 (12.6) 17 (9.8) 16 (18.2) 0.05
 Missing 1 (0.4) 1 (0.6) 0 (0)  
 Limitation of active therapies [n (%)] 46 (17.6) 11 (6.3) 35 (39.8) <0.001
  1. Data are mean ± SD or number of patients (%), expect for time in ICU and in hospital (median and interquartile [IQR]). Time in ICU and in hospital is median (IQR)