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Table 4 48-hour Total Cholesterol Levels by Injury Traits

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

  No Chest Injury Chest Injury P Value
Number 80 (52.6%) 72 (47.4%) --
TC (mg/dL) 119.8 ± 28.5 100.6 ± 29.1 0.0001
ISS 24.3 ± 12.0 32.3 ± 11.5 0.0001
  No Shock Shock  
Number 109 (71.7%) 43 (28.3%) --
TC (mg/dL) 114.5 ± 31.1 101.0 ± 26.1 0.01
ISS 26.4 ± 11.5 32.2 ± 13.7 0.01
  No Transfusion Transfusion  
Number 99 (65.1%) 53 (34.9%) --
TC (mg/dL) 121.2 ± 29.5 91.2 ± 20.6 0.0001
ISS 25.1 ± 12.5 33.6 ± 10.2 0.0001
  No Brain Injury Brain Injury  
Number 48 (31.6%) 104 (68.4%) --
TC (mg/dL) 98.8 ± 27.7 116.2 ± 30.0 0.0008
ISS 24.5 ± 14.4 29.7 ± 11.1 0.02
  1. TC, total cholesterol; ISS, Injury Severity Score