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Table 1 Demographic and admission characteristics

From: Non-operative management of blunt abdominal trauma. Is it safe and feasible in a district general hospital?

  NOM-S group
(n = 19)
OP group
(n = 8)
NOM-F group
(n = 3)
P ††
Age 31 (15 – 80) 28 (21–71) 63 (37–69) *0.815
Male sex 11 (58%) 7 (88%) 0 0.124
Comorbidities 5 (26%) 2 (25%) 2 (66.7%) 0.891
RTA 17 (90%) 6 (75%) 3 (100%) 0.332
ISS 16 (6 – 41) 43 (21 – 75) 29 (14–29) * <0.001
Admission Hct (ED) 41 (32 – 46) 27 (24 – 49) 40 (39–43) *0.008
SBP >90 mmHg (ED) 18 (95%) 1 (13%) 2 (66.7%) <0.001
PR < 100 (ED) 15 (79%) 0 (0%) 2 (66.7%) <0.001
RBC (IU) (first 24 h) 0 (0 – 3) 6 (0 – 11) 0 (0–2) * <0.001
Intubation (ED) 1 (5%) 4 (50%) 0 0.006
Positive FAST 13 (68%) 8 (100%) 3 (100%) 0.072
  1. RTA, Road Traffic Accident; ISS, Injury severity score; ED, emergency department; SBP, systolic blood pressure; PR, pulse rate
  2. *Mann Whitney U test and χ2, Median and range, ††Comparison between NOM-S and OP group