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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of neonates in the moderate and severe groups upon admission (within 12 h of age)

From: Distinct cytokine patterns may regulate the severity of neonatal asphyxia—an observational study

  Moderate group (n = 17) Severe group (n = 11)
Male gender (%) 10 (59) 7 (64)
Birthweight (g) 3330 (2860–3605) 3000 (2490–3300)
Gestational age (week) 39 (37–40) 38 (37–40)
No. of C-sections (%) 10 (59) 8 (73)
Apgar at 1 min 3 (0.5–4.5) 1 (0–3)
Apgar at 5 min 6 (5–7) 2* (0–4)
Apgar at 10 min 7 (5–8) 4* (1.75–5.25)
Worst pH (within first 12 h) 7.025 (6.874–7.12) 6.86 (6.62–7.058)
Worst BD (within first 12 h) (mmol/L) 18.05 (16.65–21.275) 20.4 (19.375–23.5)
Need for inotropes (%) 8 (44) 8* (73)
Need for hydrocortisone (%) 5 (36) 5 (45)
Need for erythrocyte transfusion (%) 7 (41) 4 (36)
Need for platelet transfusion (%) 2 (11) 1 (9)
Need for fresh frozen plasma (%) 6 (35) 10* (91)
S100 (ug/L) 7.48 (2.33–28.85) 21.8 (3.8–30.0)
LDH (U/L) 2072 (1371–5274) 3335 (1879–5792)
Uric acid (umol/L) 530 (474.5–576.5) 593 (443–634)
AST (U/L) 112 (79–363) 207 (128–438)
ALT (U/L) 24 (19–125) 54 (29–148)
GGT (U/L) 123 (73–198) 97 (47–197)
Urea (mmol/L) 4.9 (3.7–5.3) 4.8 (3.9–5.7)
Creatinine (umol/L) 88 (78.5–99) 105 (80–114)
  1. Data are presented as median (IQR)
  2. *p < 0.05 vs Moderate group