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Table 1 Characteristics of the 84 critically ill patients undergoing a bedside upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

From: Clinical impact of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in critically ill patients with suspected bleeding

Patients’ characteristics. n = 84
Age (years) 61.7 ± 14
Male sex 62 (74%)
Medical patients 52 (62%)
Surgical patients 32 (38%)
Esogastric surgery 6 (7%)
SOFA score 7.7 ± 3.7
Mechanical ventilation 77 (92%)
Vasopressor 52 (62%)
Acute kidney injury 50 (60%)
Sepsis 68 (81%)
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD, or n (%); SOFA: Sequential Organ Failure Assessment SOFA scores can range from 0 (no organ failure) to 24 (most severe level of multiorgan failure)