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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Comparing intra-abdominal pressures in different body positions via a urinary catheter and nasogastric tube: a pilot study

Patients (n) 20
Age (years) 57 ± 19
Weight (kg) 88 ± 22
Height (cm) 171 ± 10
BMI (kg/m2) 30 ± 7
Male/female ratio 12/8
Severity of illness scores
   APACHE II 15 ± 7
   SAPS II 35 ± 13
   SOFA 8 ± 3
Etiology of illness (%) (n)
   Surgical 30% (6)
   Medical 65% (13)
   Trauma 5% (1)
Co-morbidities (%) (n)
   COPD 25% (5)
   Chronic renal failure 10% (2)
   Diabetes 40% (8)
   Liver diseases 5% (1)
   Malignancy 5% (1)
   Hypertension 30% (6)
   Heart disease 10% (2)
   Hyperlipidemia 15% (3)
  1. Data expressed as means ± SD or % (n). APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, version II; SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score, version 2; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score; COPD, chronic obstructive airway disease; BMI, body mass index.