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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of burn cases

From: Trends in microbial profile of burn patients following an event of dust explosion at a tertiary medical center

VariablesNumber (n = 37)Percentage (%)
Intensive care units2464.9
 Inhalation injury3286.5
Laboratory dataa
 White blood cell (≥10,500 mm3)2773.0
 Hematocrit < 35%821.6
 Serum sodium (≥146 mmol/L)616.2
 Serum potassium (≥5.5 mmol/L)410.8
 Serum creatinine (≥1.5 mg/dL)410.8
 Serum albumin (≤2.49 g/dL)00.0
Invasive devices (yes)
 Endotracheal tube2362.2
 Mechanical ventilator > 96 h1643.2
 Central line catheter1848.6
 Foley catheter1335.1
 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation12.7
Site of healthcare-associated infection (n = 40)
 Bloodstream infection2870.0
 Symptomatic urinary tract infection922.5
 Asymptomatic bacteriuria25.0
 Central nervous system infection12.5
Continuity variablesmean ± SDmin-max
Age (years)22 ± 6.213–38
APACHE II scores14.3 ± 8.02–32
LOS before the first isolated MDR (n = 23)17.7 ± 16.02–55a
Total LOS in hospital stay#85.4 ± 70.49–276a
Baux score24.5 ± 8.76–46
  1. SD standard deviation, APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation, LOS length of stay, MDR multi-drug resistant microbes
  2. aThe highly abnormal values during the hospital stay were selected for the analysis
  3. #The LOS is calculated throughout the hospital stay, and other data are within 3 months of hospitalization (from June 27 to October 31)