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Table 2 Comparison of primary and secondary AGI in clinical manifestation about GI tract

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

Parameters of digestive tract P-AGI
(n = 100)
S-AGI
(n = 182)
P value
Hypoactive bowel sounds, no. (%) 86 (86.0%) 146 (80.2%) 0.224
Abdominal distention, no. (%) 84 (84.0%) 126 (69.2%) 0.007
Feeding intolerancea, no. (%) 56 (56.0%) 83 (45.6%) 0.095
Enteroparalysis, no. (%) 48 (48.0%) 50 (27.5%) 0.001
Gastric retention 23 (23.0%) 46 (25.3%) 0.671
Diarrhea, no. (%) 12 (12.0%) 31 (17.0%) 0.261
Positive in fecal occult test, no. (%) 18 (18.0%) 38 (20.9%) 0.562
GI bleeding, no. (%) 11 (11.0%) 16 (8.8%) 0.546
IAP >12 mmHg, no. (%) 22 (22.0%) 31 (17.0%) 0.340
  1. IAP, intra-abdominal pressure, GI gastrointestinal, P primary, S secondary
  2. aFeeding intolerance was considered to be present if the minimum of 20 kcal/kg BW/day via enteral route could not be reached within 72 h of feeding attempt or if enteral feeding had to be stopped for whatever clinical reason