Table 3.

Comparison between initial data in survivors and nonsurvivors showing significant differences

ParameterSurvivors (n = 58)Nonsurvivors (n = 57)P
a t test.
b Chi-square test.
c nPNA, normalized protein equivalent of nitrogen appearance.
Gender, M/F41/1726/31
Age (yr)56 ± 1469 ± 90.0001a
Patients with malnutrition (%)44%85%0.0001b
Patients with CVD (%)41%80%0.003b
Patients with diabetes (%)4 (40%)6 (60%)NS
Desirable body weight (%)102 ± 1589 ± 130.002
Midram muscle circumference (%)98 ± 990 ± 110.01a
Hand-grip strength (%)62 ± 2547 ± 250.008
nPAN (g/kg body weight per day)c1.12 ± 0.241.09 ± 0.21NS
Kt/Vurea1.40 ± 0.281.35 ± 0.28NS
Plasma IGF-I (ng/ml)213 ± 99135 ± 980.03c
Serum albumin (g/L)34 ± 431 ± 40.004a
Blood hemoglobin (g/L)105 ± 1493 ± 140.01a
Serum creatinine (μmol/L)713 ± 199622 ± 2020.01a
Blood leucocyte count (109/L)6 ± 28 ± 30.02a
Serum C-reactive protien (mg/L ≥ 15)13%44%0.003b