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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Microbial colonization of open abdomen in critically ill surgical patients

Age years (mean, range) 60,1 (22-88)
Sex ratio (male) 77 (69.4 %)
Diagnosis  
Severe acute pancreatitis 19 (17.1 %)
Peritonitis 38 (34.2 %)
AAA/RAAA/aortic dissectionϕ 28 (25.2 %)
Other* 26 (23.4 %)
Indication for laparostomy  
ACS$ 38 (34.2 %)
Inability to close the abdomen 36 (32.4 %)
Prophylactic 31 (27.9 %)
IAH£ 6 (5.4 %)
  1. ϕAAA = abdominal aortic aneurysm, RAAA = ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. *Other dg included: bowel ischemia (3), ileus (4), incarserated hernia (2), fascial dehiscence (3), postoperative hemorrage or abdominal trauma (7), other infection (5: sepsis, botulinism, salmonella, aortic prosthesis infection), pancreatitis after organ transplantation (1), metastatic hemoperitoneum (1)
  3. $ACS = abdominal compartment syndrome
  4. £IAH = intra-abdominal hypertension