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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Circulating nucleosomes as predictive markers of severe acute pancreatitis

Variable Mild Moderately severe Severe
(n = 23) (n = 27) (n = 24)
Male sex, (%) 15 (65) 19 (70) 23 (96)
Age (years) 44 (37–64) 52 (44–61) 43 (37–51)
Etiology of acute pancreatitis, (%)    
 Alcohol 13 (57) 20 (74) 21 (88)
 Biliary 6 (26) 7 (26) 1 (4)
 Idiopathic or other 4 (17) 0 2 (8)
Duration of symptoms (hr) 24 (12–60) 24 (12–48) 24 (12–48)
CRP on admission (mg/L) 8 (5–17) 84 (9–231) 109 (15–292)
Creatinine on admission (μmol/L) 59 (49–68) 61 (53–101) 92 (66–243)
APACHE II 6 (1–7) 8 (5–10) 8 (6–15)
SOFA on admission 0 (0–1) 1 (1–3) 4 (1–6)
MMS on admission 0 (0–1) 1 (0–4) 1 (1–4)
 MMS < 2 on admission, (%) 23 (100) 21 (78) 14 (58)
 MMS ≥ 2 on admission, (%) 0 6 (22) 10 (42)
Mechanical invasive ventilation, (%) 0 1 (4) 22 (92)
Haemodialysis, (%) 0 0 16 (67)
Length of hospital stay (days) 4 (3–6) 11 (9–15) 28 (17–35)
Mortality, (%) 0 1 (4) 7 (29)
  1. All numerical data are median (interquartile range) or number (%). APACHE II was determined using the most abnormal value for each physiological variable within 24 h of admission to the hospital
  2. APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, CRP C-reactive protein, MMS modified marshall score, SOFA sepsis-related organ failure assessment score