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Table 2 Comparison of serum chloride concentration and chloride administration between survivors and non-survivors

From: Association of serum chloride concentration with outcomes in postoperative critically ill patients: a retrospective observational study

  Survivors (n = 89) Non-survivors (n = 9) p value
Cl on Pre-POD, meq/L (IQR) 104 (102, 106) 100 (95, 106) 0.06
Cl on POD 1, meq/L (IQR) 104 (102, 106) 98 (96, 104) 0.02
Cl on POD 2, meq/L (IQR) 103 (100, 105) 100 (95, 103) 0.03
Total volume of intravenous fluid administration, mL (IQR) 4,175 (3,660, 4,875) 4,180 (2,070, 5,141) 0.30
Sum of intravenous chloride administration, meq (IQR) 314 (246, 386) 289 (113, 476) 0.33
Average chloride concentration in intravenous fluid, meq/L (IQR) 76 (67, 83) 69 (53, 93) 0.61
Use of furosemide, n (%) 16 (18) 2 (22) 0.75
  1. Pre-POD pre-operation, POD postoperative day, Cl serum chloride concentration, IQR interquartile range.