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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: Critical illness polyneuropathy in ICU patients is related to reduced motor nerve excitability caused by reduced sodium permeability

  ICU controls (n = 12) CIP patients (n = 14) p value
Age (years) 48.4 (11.4) 53.2 (14.8) 0.193
Gender (m/f) 8 / 4 11 / 3 0.66
BMI (kg/m2) on admission 29.6 (4.4) 27.0 (4.7) 0.25
Diagnosis on admission:    
 ALI/ARDS 2 10 0.011
 Sepsis 2  
 Intracranial bleeding 7 1  
 Multiple trauma 2 1  
 Severe cardiac dysfunction/after resuscitation 1  
SAPS-II on admission 39.9 (14.5) 56.4 (17.8) 0.027
SOFA max. within ICU stay 11.4 (4) 13.2 (3.9) 0.179
MRC score (mean of 12 muscles assessed) at ICU discharge 4.7 (0.4) 3.1 (0.2) 0.01
ICU survival (yes/no) 11/1 8/5 0.16
ICU length of stay (days) 27.3 (10.8) 42.2 (30.5) 0.347
  1. p value compares ICU control patients versus CIP patients, (Mann-Whitney U/Fischer’s exact test). Values are shown as mean (SD) or as absolute numbers/%
  2. BMI body mass index, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ALI acute lung injury, SAPS-II simplified acute physiology score, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, MRC medical research council, ICU length of stay intensive care unit length of stay.