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Table 3 Comparison of the patients’ characteristics between survivors and non-survivors

From: Fournier’s gangrene: our experience with 50 patients and analysis of factors affecting mortality

Patient characteristics Survivors n = 38 Non-survivors n = 12 p
Age (years, mean ± SD) 44.36 ± 16.05 57.5 ± 19.24 <0.001
Duration of symptoms (days, median values) 11 11.3 0.83
Presence of Diabetes Mellitus 31.57% 41.66% 0.075
Extension of the infection to the abdominal wall 7% 50% <0.003
Number of debridements (median values) 3.5 2.5 0.086
Renal failure 18.42% 83.33% <0.001
Need of Mechanical ventilation 0% 91.6% <0.0001