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Table 1 Baseline and clinical characteristics

From: Emergency intubation during thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke in patients under primary procedural sedation

  not intubated emergently intubated p-value
n 140 20  
Age, mean ± SD 76.2 ± 11.08 73.3 ± 13.07 0.290
Male sex, n (%) 57 (40.7) 7(35.0) 0.626
Comorbidities and medication, n (%)
 Hypertension 117 (83.6) 13 (65.0) 0.047
 Diabetes mellitus 33 (23.6) 4 (20.0) 0.723
 Hypercholesterolemia 42 (30.0) 4 (20.0) 0.355
 Currently smoking 21 (15.0) 3 (15.0) 1.000
 Previous stroke 28 (20.0) 4 (20.0) 1.000
 Coronary artery disease 33 (23.6) 8 (40.0) 0.115
 Peripheral artery disease 11 (7.9) 3 (15.0) 0.290
 Atrial fibrillation 47 (33.6) 7 (35.0) 0.899
 Need for dialysis 1 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0.705
 Antiplatelet therapy 52 (37.1) 6 (30.0) 0.534
 Oral anticoagulants 22 (15.7) 5 (25.0) 0.300
 Statin therapy 37 (26.4) 7 (35.0) 0.422
NIHSS on admission, mean ± SD 13.5 ± 7.06 16.6 ± 6.29 0.068
Premorbid mRS, n (%)
 0–2 99 (70.7) 14 (70.0) 0.95
  > 2 41 (29.3) 6 (30.0)
ASPECTS, mean ± SD a 8.2 ± 1.64 7.7 ± 2.06 0.149
Use of iv thrombolysis, n (%) 82 (58.6) 15 (75.0) 0.160
Site of occlusion, n (%)
 Left sided occlusion 67 (48.2) 12 (60.0) 0.324
 M1 61 (43.6) 10 (54.5) 0.591
 M2 36 (25.7) 3 (13.6)
 ICA 5 (3.6) 0 (0.0)
 ICA + M1/2 37 (26.4) 7 (31.8)
 P1 1 (0.6) 0
  1. a 1 missing value in the group of non-intubated patients. Student’s t-test was used for continuous variables and Chi-squared test for categorical variables. ASPECTS Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale