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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study population

From: Effects of prostacyclin on the early inflammatory response in patients with traumatic brain injury-a randomised clinical study

Characteristic Epoprostenol Placebo  
Age, median (range) 29 (15–63) 34 (16–63) ns
Gender, F/M, n 10/13 7/16 ns
APACHE II, median (range) 20 (12–29) 21 (14–32) ns
GCS, median (range) 5 (3–8) 6 (3–8) ns
ISS, median (range) 29 (9–50) 29 (9–43) ns
AIS Head, median (range) 5 (3–5) 4 (3–5) ns
Multi-trauma, n (%) 17/23 (74) 14/23 (61) ns
Antibiotic treatment, n (%) 22/23 (96) 21/23 (91) ns
Surgery, n (%) 17/23 (74) 19/23 (79) ns
Time from accident to start of study infusion in minutes (mean ± SD) 1131 ± 345 987 ± 310 ns
  1. Gender F = Female, M = Male.
  2. APACHE II = Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation II.
  3. GCS = Glasgow Coma Scale at the time of sedation and intubation.
  4. ISS = Injury Severity Score.
  5. AIS = Abbreviated Injury Scale.
  6. ns = non-significant.