Table 2: Clinical characteristics of the study population: groups D and E.

Clinical parameterGroup EGroup DP value

Age (years; mean ± SD)65.6±18.955.0±20.4<0.001
Male gender % (N)54 (47)40 (74)0.03
Length of hospitalization (days, median, range)15 (4-83)9 (4-43)<0.001
MRCP day (number of days from admission; mean ± SD)5.1±2.55.5±2.70.304
Temperature at admission (mean ± SD)36.8±0.736.8±0.60.907