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Table 3 Correlation between clinical factors and f-Carnitine change from day 0 to day 14 (Δf-Carnitine)

From: l-carnitine in critically ill patients—a case series study

  r p value
Body mass index − 0.47 0.01
SOFA§ score on admission 0.46 0.01
APACHE II score on admission 0.32 0.1
Length of renal replacement therapy 0.35 0.06
Mechanical ventilation during ICU stay 0.27 0.14
Calorie intake per weight at day 14 − 0.01 0.95
Serum Alb (g/dL) on admission 0.16 0.40
ICU length of stay 0.25 0.17
  1. Free carnitine
  2. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II
  3. §Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
  4. Correlation analyzed with Spearman coefficient