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Table 1 Admission clinical status

From: Manual exchange transfusion for severe imported falciparum malaria: a retrospective study

  Age (year) APACHE II score Glasgow Coma Scale Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) Plasma glucose (mmol/L) Haemoglobin (g/L) Plasma pH
Exchange transfusion 47.8 ± 4.4 15.00 ± 5.98 11.33 ± 3.60 68.67 ± 21.23 6.26 ± 2.13 80.5 ± 28.5 7.37 ± 0.77
Control 46.0 ± 5.8 12.93 ± 4.93 10.73 ± 3.26 75.93 ± 18.59 5.73 ± 2.10 86.6 ± 23.1 7.38 ± 0.88
P 0.397 0.334 0.654 0.352 0.523 0.544 0.654
  Lactate (mmol/L) Creatinine (µmol/L) Total bilirubin (µmol/L) Pulmonary oedema Percutaneous oxygen saturation (%) Respiratory rate (breaths/min) Parasitaemia (105 parasite/μL)
Exchange transfusion 5.5 ± 2.7 203 ± 98 114.02 ± 75.73 3 (25.0%) 97.92 ± 3.50 16.17 ± 3.17 7.63 ± 5.28
Control 4.3 ± 3.4 184 ± 115 103.74 ± 54.11 2 (13.3%) 96.93 ± 3.26 15.40 ± 3.40 5.71 ± 2.52
P 0.313 0.648 0.684 0.628 0.458 0.555 0.224