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Table 2 Patient characteristics in resuscitative groups (FTA and NTTR)

From: Does trauma team activation associate with the time to CT scan for those suspected of serious head injuries?

No. of patients   FTA NTTR p value
N = 88   (n = 58) (n = 30)  
Age (y) median (IQR) 26 (21–46.5) 54 (25.5-76.5) 0.0017
  mean ± SD 35 ± 18 51 ± 24  
Male gender   46 (79%) 22 (73%) 0.6
ISS median (IQR) 29 (23.5-41.5) 25 (17–29) 0.0071
  mean ± SD 32 ± 11 25 ± 7.5  
MAIS Head, median (IQR) 16 (16-25) 20.5 (16-25) 0.5
  mean ± SD 19 ± 6 20 ± 6  
GCS at scence, median (IQR) 6.0 (3.0-12.0) 10.0 (5.75-13) 0.08
Intubated prehospital   50 (86%) 5 (17%) <0.0001
Intubated in ED1   5 (8.6%) 11 (37%) 0.0026
No. pts with reason for delay to CT2   30 (52%) 16 (53%) 1
No. pts with ED Interventions3   27 (47%) 14 (47%) 0.9
TTCTH-unqualified     
Time from ED adm to CT (min), median (IQR)   26 (19.5-36.5) 49.5 (32–80.5) <0.001
TTCTH-after airways secure (min)4   25.5 (17.5-35) 38 (27.5-78) 0.0013
TTCTH-after any procedure (min)5   22.5 (16–32) 34.5 (24–78) 0.0007
ICU Admissions   43 (74%) 13 (43%) 0.006
ICU LOS6, median (IQR)   3 (1–10.5) 3 (1-9) 0.7
In-hospital death, n (%)   16 (27.5) 12 (40) 0.334
  1. 1 one FTA pt and 2 NTTR pts were reintubated in ED.
  2. 2 delay to CT could be caused by an intervention in ED or by non-procedure factors.
  3. 3 interventions in ED include: intubation,chest tube,FAST, arterial line,resuscitation,etc.
  4. 4 Time in the ED after intubation until CT or from ED admission until CT if intubated prehospital or never intubated (includes prehospital intubated, intubated in ED, never intubated).
  5. 5 Time of intervention done in ED was not found in all cases, thus time from ED admission to CT was used.
  6. 6 LOS, length of stay in days.