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Table 1 Patient demographics (total number =33)

From: The systemic influence of platelet-derived growth factors on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in fracture patients

Patient group Isolated trauma Polytrauma Control a
Number of patients n = 8 n = 18 n = 7
Sex 7 M/1 F 13 M/5 F 3 M/4 F
Median age (range) 39 (21 to 64) years 39 (21 to 54) years 40 (19 to 52) years
Median ISS (range) 6 (4 to 9) 27 (22 to 50)b n/a
Mechanism of injury 4 RTA, 4 fall from height 14 RTA, 3 fall from height, 1 assault n/a
Median follow-up period (range) 124 (22 to 160) weeks 105 (31 to 158) weeks n/a
  1. aControl group were patients admitted electively for removal of metalwork; bP <0.05. F, female; ISS, injury severity score; M, male; RTA, road traffic accident.