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Table 4 Outcomes

From: The elevated admission white blood cell count relates to adverse surgical outcome of acute Stanford type a aortic dissection

VariablesGroup IGroup IIP value
n = 149n = 182
In-hospital mortality (%)12 (8.1)38 (20.9)0.001
TND (%)42 (28.2)65 (35.7)0.145
PND (%)12 (8.1)21 (11.5)0.292
Ventilation time (h)
 Mean ± SD94.9 ± 107.4137.8 ± 131.6< 0.001
 Median (IQR)46.0 (18.0–139.5)108.0 (31.3–196.0) 
Tracheotomy (%)23 (15.4)41 (22.5)0.104
Re-exploration (%)4 (2.7)13 (7.1)0.068
MODS (%)7 (4.7)18 (9.9)0.075
RRT (%)19 (12.8)26 (14.3)0.685
ICU time (h)
 Mean ± SD139.4 ± 94.5177.6 ± 132.90.009
 Median (IQR)115.0 (68.0–185.3)161.5 (81.3–239.3) 
In hospital time (d)*
 Mean ± SD29.0 ± 14.726.0 ± 11.70.062
 Median (IQR)27.0 (21.0–34.5)24.0 (18.0–30.0) 
  1. ICU time intensive care unit stay time, IQR interquartile range, MODS multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, PND permanent neurologic dysfunction, RRT renal replacement therapy, SD standard deviation, TND transient neurologic dysfunction
  2. Group I: normal WBCc group, Group II: leukocytosis group
  3. Note: P-value< 0.05 is highlighted in bold type
  4. * The variable in hospital time was analyzed after exclusion of the in-hospital dead cases