Table 1: Clinical characteristics of the study population: groups A and B.

Clinical parameterGroup AGroup BP value

Age (years; mean ± SD)65.3±18.968.4±18.90.55
Male gender % (N)56.9 (33)61.5 (8)0.76
Length of hospitalization (days; median, range)15 (4-62)16 (11-50)0.612
MRCP day (number of days from admission; mean ± SD)4.8±2.56.6±2.60.008
Temperature at admission (mean ± SD)36.8±0.736.4±0.50.056