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Table 2 ICU management and outcome

From: Neurologic outcome of VZV encephalitis one year after ICU admission: a multicenter cohort study

Variables Patients
Neurocritical care, n (%)
 Acyclovir 55 (100%)
 High dose of steroids 4 (7%)
 Anticonvulsant therapy 12 (22%)
Life-sustaining therapies
 Invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), n (%) 46 (84%)
 Duration of IMV, days, median [IQR] 13 [3–0]
 Vasopressors, n (%) 22 (40%)
 Renal replacement therapy, n (%) 15 (27%)
Outcome
 ICU mortality, n (%) 14 (25%)
 ICU length of stay, days, median [IQR] 15 [6–38]
 Hospital length of stay, days, median [IQR] 35 [17–55]
 One-year mortality 18 (33%)
  1. AKI, acute kidney injury; ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile; VZV, varicella-zoster virus