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Table 1 Baseline and clinical characteristics

From: Two different hematocrit detection methods: Different methods, different results?

Parameter 24%-hct-group 28%-hct-group p-value
Number of patients 30 20  
Men 21 (70%) 15 (75%) 0.70
Women 9 (30%) 5 (25%) 0.70
Age (yrs.) 52.5 ± 13.6 44.8 ± 28 0.17
Heart rate (bpm) 94 ± 24 83 ± 22 0.07
MAP (mmHg) 76 ± 15 83 ± 11 0.11
Weight (kg) 87.2 ± 34.7 70.8 ± 11.4 0.10
Height (cm) 172 ± 10 174 ± 10 0.70
Diagnosis    
   Sepsis 11 (36.7%) 0  
   Lung-TPL 3 (10%) 0  
   Liver-TPL 2 (6.7%) 0  
   Fascitis 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Mesothelioma 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Liver Cirrosis 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Colon-Carcinoma 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Severe Brain injury 0 9 (45%)  
   Polytrauma 8 (26.7%) 2 (10%)  
   Severe burn injury 0 8 (40%)  
   ARDS 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Gastric bypass 1 (3.3%) 0  
   Cardiac arrest 0 1 (5%)  
Lactat (mmol/l) 1.7 ± 1.8 1.2 ± 0.7 0.02
Temp. (°C) 37.0 ± 1.5 36.7 ± 1.3 0.04
Blood glucose
(mmol/l)
6.7 ± 1.3 6.7 ± 1.9 0.15
Norepinephrine
(microg/min)
7.9 ± 11.5 8.3 ± 12.8 0.10
SAPS II 39 ± 17 31 ± 15 0.07
Hospital mortality 15 (50%) 4 (20%) 0.03
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