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Table 3 Patient outcomes between propensity score-matched patients with and without steroid pulse therapy

From: Early steroid pulse therapy among children with influenza virus-associated encephalopathy

  With steroid pulse therapy
N = 168
Without steroid pulse therapy
N = 168
P value
Unfavorable outcome a, n (%) 23 (13.7) 14 (8.3) 0.16
In-hospital mortality, n (%) 1 (0.6) 2 (1.2) 1.0
  1. a Unfavorable composite outcome included (1) Japan Coma Scale ≥ 10 at discharge, (2) requiring tracheostomy during hospital stay, (3) requiring mechanical ventilation at discharge, (4) requiring enteral tube feeding at discharge, (5) requiring rehabilitation at discharge, and (6) in-hospital death