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Table 3 Comparison of baseline characteristics: Nonoperative versus operative management in blunt splenic injury

From: Splenic injury severity, not admission hemodynamics, predicts need for surgery in pediatric blunt splenic trauma

 Nonoperative management (N = 52)Operative management (N = 10)P-value
Age (in years)12 (8–16)12 (9–16)0.765b
Gender (M/F)38/147/31.000a
SBP (in mmHg)117 (110–130)120 (103–126)0.898b
Pulse rate (in bpm)88 (77–111)110 (79–120)0.255b
GCS-score15 (15–15)15 (6–15)0.437b
Serum Hb (in mmol/L)7.5 (6.7–8.1)7.1 (5.8–7.4)0.156b
Thrombocyte count (×10^9/L)227 (181–277)201 (139–273)0.225b
Coagulopathy1480.062a
AIS-score spleen3 (2–4)4 (4–5)0.001b
ISS16 (9–18)36 (23–45)0.001b
  1. aFisher’s Exact Test; bMann Whitney U test. Abbreviations: SBP +++systolic blood pressure+++, bpm +++beats per minute+++ GCS Glasgow Coma Score, Hb Hemoglobin, Ht Hematocrit, ISS Injury Severity Score, AIS Abbreviated Injury Score. Bold parameters were selected for multivariable analysis (as P-value < 0.05)