Table 2

 Comparison of laboratory data of one month survivors and non-survivors*

Survivors(n = 134)Non-survivors(n = 31)p
*Values are mean (SD).
Blood glucose (mmol/l)7.8 (3.3)12.4 (6.3)<0.0001
Sodium (mmol/l)137.6 (8.8)138.6 (10.8)NS
Potassium (mmol/l)3.9 (0.7)3.8 (0.8)NS
Blood urea nitrogen (mmol/l)12.2 (8.3)13.2 (9.5)NS
Creatinine (μmol/l)142.0 (117.4)157.0 (58.0)NS
Serum protein (g/l)69.1 (9.1)63.7 (9.7)<0.005
CRP (mg/l)22.6 (42.0)40.9 (81.2)NS
Troponin Ic (μg/l)0.2 (0.6)7.2 (22.0)<0.05
WBC (/mm3)11 461 (6500)16 817 (6181)<0.0001
Prothrombin (%)72.0 (17.3)61.0 (16.0)<0.005
CPK (UI/l)1280.5 (4379.6)914.1 (708.3)NS