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Table 1 Demographic, historical and pre-operative physiological parameters

From: A randomized clinical trial of ascorbic acid in open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

  Placebo group Ascorbate group
  n = 18 n = 13
  Mean (SD), Median (IQR) or n (%) Mean (SD), Median (IQR) or n (%)
Demographics   
Age (years) 70.4 (7.4) 73.2 (5.9)
Height (m) 1.71 (0.09) 1.71 (0.05)
Weight (kg) 77.1 (11.1) 78.2 (7.7)
BMI (kgm−2) 26.4 (3.3) 26.8 (2.8)
Gender (% male) 17 (94%) 11 (85%)
Past medical history   
IHD 8 (44%) 4 (31%)
Atrial Fibrillation 0 (0%) 2 (15%)
Hypertension 16 (89%) 12 (92%)
Cerebrovascular Disease 1 (6%) 1 (8%)
Cardiovascular risk factors   
Smoking 4 (22%) 5 (38%)
Hypercholesterolaemia 10 (56%) 6 (46%)
Hypertension 16 (89%) 12 (92%)
Diabetes 1 (6%) 0 (0%)
Drug history   
Statin 12 (67%) 9 (69%)
ACE Inhibitors 5 (28%) 3 (23%)
β Blockers 7 (39%) 6 (46%)
Diuretics 2 (11%) 3 (23%)
Anticoagulants 5 (28%) 5 (38%)
Baseline physiological parameters   
Respiratory Rate (min−1) 14 (12,15) 12 (12,15)
Temperature (°C) 36.6 (0.33) 36.8 (0.38)
Heart Rate (min−1) 63 (10.3) 60 (13.7)
Peripheral SBP (mmHg) 145.2 (24.9) 150.5 (29.6)
Peripheral DBP (mmHg) 77 (12.4) 76 (11.7)
Haematological and biochemical indices   
Haemoglobin (gdl−1) 13.7 (1.2) 13.7 (1.1)
Leucocyte Count (x109ml−1) 7.3 (1.7) 7.3 (1.8)
Platelet Count (x109ml−1) 201 (54) 211 (64)
Urea (mmoll−1) 7.8 (2.1) 6.7 (1.8)
Creatinine (μmoll−1) 96 (31) 101 (30)
Surgical details   
Ischaemic Time (mins) 60.5 (16.9) 64.6 (17.6)
  1. SD, Standard Deviation, IQR, Interquartile Range, BMI, Body Mass Index, SBP, Systolic Blood Pressure, DBP, Diastolic Blood Pressure, IHD, Ischaemic Heart Disease, ACE, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme.