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Table 1 Characteristics of primary and secondary AGI in critically ill patients

From: Comparison of the clinical characteristics and prognosis of primary versus secondary acute gastrointestinal injury in critically ill patients

Characteristics P-AGI
(n = 100)
S-AGI
(n = 182)
All (n = 282) P value
Age, years 61 (42–72) 70 (55–81) 66 (48–79) <0.001
Male, no. (%) 67 (67%) 123 (67.6%) 190 (67.4%) 0.921
BMI (kg/m2) 23.3 (20.9–25.8) 23.4 (21.2–24.7) 23.3 (21.2–25.0) 0.776
APACHE II score 15 (9–20) 18 (13–25) 17.0 (12–23) <0.001
SOFA score 5 (3–8) 6 (4–10) 6 (4–9) 0.016
Etiology of AGI
 AP 36    
 Peritonitis 22    
 Abdominal surgery or trauma 42    
 Pneumonia   49   
 Non-abdominal surgery or trauma   32   
 Post-resuscitation   20   
 Shock   51   
 Sepsis   30   
Comorbidities
 Hypertension, no. (%) 40 (40%) 95 (52.2%) 145 (51.4%) 0.050
 Diabetes, no. (%) 20 (20%) 52 (28.6%) 72 (25.5%) 0.114
 CHF, no. (%) 4 (4%) 32 (17.6%) 36 (12.8%) 0.001
 CVD, no. (%) 3 (3%) 35 (19.2%) 38 (13.5%) <0.001
 COPD, no. (%) 3 (3%) 29 (15.9%) 32 (11.3%) 0.001
 CKD, no. (%) 4 (4%) 19 (10.4%) 23 (8.2%) 0.059
  1. AP acute pancreatitis, BMI body mass index, APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, CHF chronic heart failure, CKD chronic kidney disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CVD cerebrovascular disease, SOFA Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment