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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the ALI/ARDS cohort (n = 59)

From: Comparison of thermodilution measured extravascular lung water with chest radiographic assessment of pulmonary oedema in patients with acute lung injury

Characteristic n = 59
Age 54 (38–64)
Male gender 45 (76%)
Etiology of ALI/ARDS  
 Trauma 19 (32%)
 Pneumonia 11 (19%)
 Aspiration 9 (15%)
 Sepsis 9 (15%)
 Pancreatitis 2 (3%)
 Other/Unknown 9 (15%)
Extravascular lung water index (ml/kg) 11 (9–17)
Chest radiograph score 87.5 (68.75–87.5)
APACHE II score 25 (19-30)
SAPS II score 53 (42-63)
SOFA score 10 (8-12)
Lung injury score 2.5 (2-3)
Respiratory parameters  
 PaO2 / FiO2 170 (129–202)
 Mean airway pressure 13 (9–16)
 Peak airway pressure 22 (17–25)
 Plateau pressure 22 (17–24)
 Compliance 42 ± 15
 Dead space fraction 0.58 (0.52–0.65)
 Minute ventilation 9 (8–11)
 Tidal volume 500 (427–560)
 Respiratory rate 18 (15–20)
 PEEP 8 (6–10)
Cardiovascular parameters  
 Heart rate 94 ± 19
 Systolic blood pressure 116 (104–127)
 Mean arterial pressure 78 (70–84)
 Central venous pressure 12 ± 4
  1. Data are median (interquartile range), number (%), or mean ± standard deviation.