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Table 1 Demographic data of patients, ICU admission data, and arterial blood gases with start of jet ventilation

From: Superimposed high-frequency jet ventilation combined with continuous positive airway pressure/assisted spontaneous breathing improves oxygenation in patients with H1N1-associated ARDS

Patient no. 1 2 3 4 5
Age [yr] 38 42 18 25 57
Gender f m m m m
Chronic disease/condition Obesity Obesity -- Ulcerative colitis Obesity
Scores at admission
SOFA 9 15 10 14 29
SAPS II 29 66 22 30 10
APACHE II 27 26 26 23 26
Murray score 3.75 3.75 3.25 3.25 3.5
Laboratory findings at admission
LDH [U/l] 2245 708 1644 525 1348
CK [U/l] 2440 24 4335 58 534
CRP [mg/dl] 40.67 37.9 2.12 16.06 29.9
PCT [ng/ml] 2.5 0.9 4.1 1.2 0.7
Leukocytes [/nl] 4.19 12.55 7.79 42.4 2.77
Arterial blood gases at admission
pH 7.358 7.270 7.352 7.40 7.33
p a O 2 [mmHg] 79.3 79.1 68.7 58 75.6
p a CO 2 [mmHg] 48.2 66.0 45.8 55 54.6
F i O 2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Lactate [mg/dl] 19 29 10 97 10
Arterial blood gases within 24 h after start of SHFJV
pH 7.356 7,539 7.291 7.30 7.343
p a O 2 [mmHg] 113 122 188 105 133
p a CO 2 [mmHg] 55.7 38,0 49.7 70.1 47,5
F i O 2 0.8 0.4 1.0 1.0 0.8
Lactate [mg/dl] 14 31 9.0 80 12
  1. SOFA = sequential organ failure score; SAPS II = Simplified Acute Physiology Score II; APACHE II = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; LDH = lactate dehydrogenase; CK = creatinine kinase; CRP = C-reactive protein; paO2 = arterial oxygen fraction; paCO2 = arterial carbon dioxide fraction; FiO2 = oxygen fraction.
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