Table 1

Characteristics of patients who received no vasopressors compared with those who received any vasopressors during operation

FactorNo vasopressor (n=60)1 or more vasopressor doses (n=32)P value
Age31 (±18)37 (±17)0.045
Male gender, n (%)45 (75)26 (81)0.496
White race, n (%)58 (96)32 (100)0.580
Polysubstance on UDS, n (%)51 (85)28 (87)0.743
Mechanism of injury, penetrating, n (%)21 (35)19 (59)0.025
ISS (continuous)12 (±13)13.5 (±12)0.708
ISS categories and scores: (n, % within group)0.305
 Mild (<9)10 (16)8 (19)
 Moderate (9–15)26 (43)9 (28)
 Severe (16–25)15 (25)12 (44)
 Profound (>25)9 (15)3 (9)
OR duration2.5 (±9)2.75 (±7.5)0.760
ASA class, n (% within group)<0.01
 12 (3.3)0 (0)
 230 (50)7 (21)
 312 (20)17 (53)
 47 (11)5 (15)
 59 (15)3 (9)
Emergent OR, n (%)36 (60)24 (75)0.150
Intubation prior to OR, n (%)20 (33)11 (34)0.920
  • ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; ISS, Injury Severity Score; OR, Operating Room ; UDS, urine drug screen.