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Clinical Study

Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Table 3

The occurrence of GI symptoms and IAH according to their appearance order in patients presenting both of them during their ICU stay.

Number of pt (%)Mortality, pt (%)ICU days (SD)

GI symptom(s) occurred first, IAH at least one day later49 (34.5)9 (18.4)12.5 (10.8)
IAH occurred first, GI symptom(s) at least one day later16 (11.3)2 (12.5)14.8 (9.9)
IAH and GI symptom(s) occurred simultaneously on the same day77 (54.2)20 (26.0)12.8 (13.6)

Differences in mortality and ICU stay between the groups were not significant (one-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis, resp.).

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