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Table 1 Injury Characteristics and Outcomes of Emergently Intubated Patients

From: Attenuated hypocholesterolemia following severe trauma signals risk for late ventilator-associated pneumonia, ventilator dependency, and death: a retrospective study of consecutive patients

Characteristic Data
Age (years) 42.5 ± 19
Male 113 (74.3%)
Ethanol Positive 48 (31.6%)
Smoker 53 (34.9%)
Blunt trauma 141 (92.8%)
ISS 28.1 ± 12.4
ISS ≥ 20 113 (74.3%)
Chest injury 72 (47.4%)
Head AIS 3.0 ± 2.0
Brain injury 104 (68.4%)
GCS 9.4 ± 4.5
GCS ≤ 8 74 (48.7%)
Shock 43 (28.3%)
RBC transfusion 53 (34.9%)
Day-one Hypoxemia 74 (48.7%)
VAP 76 (50.0%)
Expected TC (mg/dL) 197.5 ± 15.5
48-hour TC (mg/dL) 110.7 ± 30.3
Fractional TC 0.560 ± 0.15
TC Difference (mg/dL) 86.8 ± 29.5
Ventilator days 14.3 ± 10.7
ICU days 17.2 ± 10.5
Hospital LOS 20.4 ± 11.0
Death 15 (9.9%)
  1. ISS, Injury Severity Score; AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale; GCS, Glasgow Coma Score; RBC, red blood cell; VAP, ventilator-associated pneumonia; TC, total cholesterol; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay