Table 1.

Clinical Characteristics During the Hospital Course of the Placebo-Treated Patients and Episodes Occurring in Eligible Patients Who Were Not Enrolled on the Study

Placebotreated Patients (n = 21) Not Enrolled on Study (n = 20) P Value
Length of hospitalization (h)
 Mean 80 96.62*
 Range 34-245 19-688
 SD 50 137
Duration of fever (h)
 Mean53 84 .37*
 Range 13-128 5-672
 SD 34 154
Duration of oxygen therapy (h)
 Mean 60 62 .88*
 Range  9-162 19-139
 SD 4338
Mean duration of opioid therapy (h)
 Mean 7779 .89*
 Range 37-123 14-144
 SD 31 48
ACS episodes that required blood transfusions 10 (47%) 11 (55%).88-151
Number of patients requiring intensive care2 (9.5%) 2 (10%) .96-151
  • *Student t-test for two independent groups.

  • F0-151 Chi-square contingency table analysis or Fisher exact test.