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Table 1 Properties of the study population as reported/measured in individual cases

From: Proteomic profiling of the plasma of Gambian children with cerebral malaria

  Survived (N = 26) Died (N = 26) P value
Sex (male/female) 14/15 15/9 0.33
Age (median, IQR) months 60 (35–95) 48 (24–83) 0.32
Hb (mean, SD) g/dl 7.27 (1.93) 8.03 (2.15) 0.07
Respiratory distressa (%) 24.1 66.6 0.002
Convulsions on admission (%) 75 69.2 0.77
Deep coma (%)a 31 54 0.08
Transfused (%) 37.9 45.8 0.56
P. falciparum (geo mean, 95% CI) parasites/µl 35,341 (18,759–66,581) 55,792 (28,797–108,095) 0.051
Protein biomarkers
Circulating 20S proteasomes (ng/ml) 39.4 (19.6–49.4) 22.7 (16–34.5) 0.20
PSMB9 (ng/ml) 177 (129–267) 209 (161–271) 0.49
  1. aDeep coma was defined as a Blantyre Coma score of 0 or 1. Respiratory distress was defined as the presence of deep breathing, irregular breathing, or chest in-drawing