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Table 4 Blood transfusion, sepsis and mortality analyses of studied splenic injured patients.

From: No further incidence of sepsis after splenectomy for severe trauma: a multi-institutional experience of the trauma registry of the DGU with 1,630 patients

  Unit Splenectomy
n = 758
Non-Splenectomy
n = 872
PRBC units 8.5 5.0
> 10 PRBC % 31.9 19.5
RR ≤ 90 mmHg (ER) % 31.7 25.9
Hb < 9 mg/dl % 42.6 31.7
Organ failure % 53.0 45.6
Multiple Organ Failure % 33.4 29.0
Sepsis % 18.3 18.4
Mortality within 24 hours % 14.1 13.5
   n = 711 n = 805
Mortality % 25.0 21.5
RISC % 26.7 23.0
SMR   0.94 0.94