Table 1

Mean (SE) demographic and clinical characteristics of patient populations

Group 1 (1990–93)
(n = 41)
Group 2 (1993–97)
(n = 78)
p value
Mortality27 (66%)29 (34%)0.003
M/F21/2058/200.01
Age40.6 (3.3)45.5 (2.2)0.2
APACHE II14.5 (0.72)13.6 (0.1)0.2
Lung injury score 2.95 (0.07) 2.8 (0.1)0.22
Pao 2/Fio 2 11.8 (0.67)12.0 (0.6)0.13
Sepsis on admission13/41 (31%)31/78 (39%)0.4
MOF on admission12/41 (29%)25/78 (32%)0.5
  • MOF = multi-system organ failure.