Table 1

Patient demographics and injury characteristics comparison of outcomes for intubated and non-intubated patients

SAPB (n=14)EPVB (n=25)P value*
Patient demographics and injury characteristics
 Intubated9 (64)15 (60)0.79
 Number of rib fractures8.0±3.47.8±2.60.93
 Chest AIS3.6±0.63.5±0.60.55
 Total ISS36.9±11.231.7±12.60.16
  • Results are presented as mean±SD or n (%) as appropriate.

  • *Where appropriate, the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test and Pearson’s χ2 test p value to compare the means between populations was reported; significant p value <0.05.

  • AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status; BMI, body mass index; EPVB, epidural or paravertebral block; ISS, Injury Severity Score; SAPB, serratus anterior plane block.