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Table 2 Patients’ characteristic. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation (SD), count, and frequency

From: Mean platelet volume dynamics as a prognostic indicator in pediatric surgical intensive care unit: a descriptive observational study

Variable Mean (± SDa)/count (frequency)
Length of ICUbstay (days) 6.14 ± 3.25
Day of ICU discharge 5.16 ± 3.26
Cases transferred from
Operative room 72 (72.0%)
Emergency room 16 (16.0%)
Inpatient ward 12 (12.0%)
Type of cases
Preoperative 5 (5.0%)
Trauma 22 (22.0%)
Evacuation of extradural hematoma 4 (4.0%)
Exploration for intestinal obstruction 42 (42.0%)
Splenectomy 5 (5.0%)
Exploration for strangulated hernia 6 (6.0%)
Fundoplication for diaphragmatic hernia 6 (6.0%)
Closure of ileostomy 4 (4.0%)
Myotomy for congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis 6 (6.0%)
1ry indication for ICU admission in postoperative cases
Disturbed conscious level (DCL) 12 (12.0%)
Postoperative monitoring 58 (58.0%)
Sepsis 10 (10.0%)
Respiratory distress 7 (7.0%)
Massive blood transfusion 5 (5.0%)
Desaturation at room air 8 (8.0%)
  1. aSD, standard deviation
  2. bICU, intensive care unit