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Table 2 Patient and wound characterisation at baseline

From: Negative pressure wound therapy management of the “open abdomen” following trauma: a prospective study and systematic review

Age; median (range) 31.4 years (22 – 44)
Male (% patients) 90%
BMI; median (range) 26.3 kg/m2 (17.7 – 50.8)
Injury Type (% patients)  
  · Blunt trauma 50% (10/20)
  · Penetrating Trauma 50% (10/20)
Injury scores (median (range)  
  · SOFA 11 (0–17)
  · APACHE II 14.5 (3–25)
  · ISS 25 (9–50)
  · NISS 33 (13–66)
IAP (# patients)  
  · <12 mmHg 10
  · >12 mmHg (IAH) 10
  1. IAP = intra-abdominal pressure; IAH = intra-abdominal hypertension as defined by Cheatham et al. 2007 [9].