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Table 9 Outcome of multiple injured patients with severe thoracic trauma and concomitant severe/critical lumbar spine trauma (AISLS = 4–5)

From: Possible advantages of early stabilization of spinal fractures in multiply injured patients with leading thoracic trauma - analysis based on the TraumaRegister DGU®

 No Surgery (NSI) n = 26Early Surgery (ESI) n = 120Late Surgery (LSI) n = 14P-value (ESI versus LSI)
Mean ISS38.439.643.40.95
Days on ventilator3.6 [2]4.2 [1]7.1 [4]0.12
Days on ICU9.4 [7]12.7 [9]15.6 [14]0.13
Days in hospital47.2 [25]34.1 [26]29.5 [28]0.46
MOF28.0 (7)21.9 (25)46.2 (6)0.054
Lung failure (ARDS)12.0 (3)21.1 (24)38.5 (5)0.16
Sepsis0 (0)6.1 (7)15.4 (2)0.22
Blood transfusion19.2 (5)28.6 (34)7.7 (1)0.088
GOS 326.9 (7)36.8 (43)35.7 (5)0.26
GOS 438.5 (10)33.3 (39)21.4 (3)
GOS 534.6 (9)29.1 (34)35.7 (5)
  1. For VT, ICUT and HT the mean [median] is listed. For MOF; lung failure; sepsis, blood transfusion and GOS percentages (patient numbers) are given. The p-values are derived comparing the ESI and LSI group. The NSI group is listed to display the complete dataset