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Research Article

Using Fresh Frozen Plasma for Acute Airway Angioedema to Prevent Intubation in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Table 1

Patient characteristics.

ParameterFFP
()
No FFP
()
value

Age, years, mean (SD)62.9 (11.1)61.2 (15.4)0.64
Male gender, (%)10 (50)50 (46)0.81
Race, (%)1.00
 Caucasian3 (15)18 (17)
 African-American17 (85)89 (83)
Admission type, (%)
 ED19 (95)98 (90)
 ECF1 (5)5 (5)
 Direct0 (0)5 (5)
Comorbidities, (%)
 Diabetes mellitus 9 (45)28 (26)0.11
 Hypertension19 (95)97 (90)0.69
 CHF2 (10)7 (7)0.63
 Asthma1 (5)12 (11)0.69
 COPD6 (30)26 (24)0.58
 OSA4 (20)8 (7)0.09
 CKD1 (5)20 (19)0.19
 Cancer0 (0)10 (9)0.36
History of allergies, (%)20 (100)106 (98)1.00
Number of allergies, mean (SD)2.0 (1.0)2.4 (1.6)0.34
History of ACE-I, (%)18 (90)92 (85)0.74
History of angioedema, (%)6 (30)26 (24)0.58
History of intubation, (%)3 (15)4 (4)0.08

ACE-I, ACE inhibitor; CHF, congestive heart failure; CKD, chronic kidney disease; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; ECF, extended care facility; ED, emergency department; FFP, fresh frozen plasma; OSA, obstructive sleep apnea; SD, standard deviation.

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