Table 4

Demographic and clinical data
Patients (n= 44)
Sex (male/female) (n) 29/15
Age (y)a 60 ± 21
Age (<65 y/≥65 y) (n) 22/22
Period between trauma and study entry (d)b 26 (15; 68)
Main diagnosis (n)
  Long bone fracture 10
  Joint fracture 14
  Pelvic fracture 6
  Miscellaneous fracture 14
Injury severity scorea 14 ± 8
Soft tissue trauma (n); (grade: I°/II°/III°) 11 (5/4/2)
Infection (n) 30
Comorbidities (n)
  Vascular diseases 13
  Diabetes mellitus 7
  Atopic dermatitis 3
Cortisone intake (n) 7
Current intake of nutritional supplements (n)c 4
Smoker (n) 12
Length of hospital stay (d)b 29 (21; 67)

ameans ± SDs, bmedian (quartiles); cvitamins, minerals, and combinations, ingested by own decision.

Blass et al.

Blass et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:157   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-157

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