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Table 5 Univariate analysis of patient and trauma characteristics

From: Safety of selective nonoperative management for blunt splenic trauma: the impact of concomitant injuries

Variable Successful nonoperative therapy (n = 68) Failure of nonoperative therapy (n = 11) P-value
Age in years* 28 (19–50) 45 (22–60) 0.18
SBP in mmHg 130 (120–140) 130 (15–145) 0.28
Heart rate in BPM 88 (76–99) 95 (75–110) 0.43
Serum hemoglobin in mmol/L 8.4 (7.5–8.9) 8.0 (7.0–8.4) 0.91
Coagulopathy 8/68 3/11 0.36
Glasgow coma scale 15 (14–15) 14 (9–15) 0.49
AIS-spleen* 2 (2–3) 3 (2–4) 0.065
Presence of a contrast blush 5/68 0/11 0.78
Injury Severity Score* 17 (9–25) 32 (17–34) 0.003
  1. All data; median (IQR). * p < 0.2 Student’s t-test or Mann Whitney U test and selected for multivariable analysis
  2. Abbreviations: NOM nonoperative management, SBP systolic blood pressure, BPM beats per minute, AIS Abbreviated Injury Score