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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population

From: CD64-Neutrophil expression and stress metabolic patterns in early sepsis and severe traumatic brain injury in children

  Control TBI Sepsis Severe sepsis p value
Number 15 15 15 15  
Gender Male/Female 11/4 9/6 8/7 9/6 0.3
Age [years] 8 (2–14) 7.5 (2–15) 3.75 (1–18) 7 (1–14) 0.26
Mortality 0 2 0 0 0.09
PRISM II NA 9.5 (6–29) 11 (2–20) 16 (6–26) 0.06
PELOD NA 2.5 (1–21) b 2 (1–13) c 14 (10–32) b, c 0.006 a
TISS NA 41 (26–57) 36.5 (25–47) 44 (32–49) 0.3
LOS [days] NA 7 (3–18) b 10.5 (3–98) 21 (6–235) b 0.02 a
LOMV [days] NA 5 (2–14) b 6 (0–95) 15 (0–235) b 0.13
  1. Results are given as Median (range).
  2. a Statistically significant differences, Kruskal-Wallis test.
  3. b, c Post-hoc Mann–Whitney U-test between 2 groups (p < 0.03).
  4. TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury; PRISM, Pediatric Risk of Mortality; TISS, the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System; PELOD, Paediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction; LOS, Length Of Stay; LOMV, Length Of Mechanical Ventilation.