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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Prolonged prone positioning under VV-ECMO is safe and improves oxygenation and respiratory compliance

  Median (quartiles) or n (%), n = 17
Age (years) 45 (36–55)
Male gender 12/17 (71 %)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 27 (23–34)
SAPS II score 44 (38–59)
SOFA score (at ICU admission) 12 (8–15)
SOFA score (before first PP session) 7 (5–11)
Pre-existing conditions
 Congestive heart failure 2/17 (12 %)
 Neoplasia 0/17
 Chronic respiratory disorders 1/17 (6 %)
 Neuropsychiatric disorders 4/17 (24 %)
 None 10/17 (59 %)
Causes of ARDS
 Gram-negative pneumonia 7/17 (41 %)
 Gram-positive pneumonia 8/17 (47 %)
 Influenza virus 4/17 (24 %)
 Abdominal septic shock 2/17 (12 %)
 Sarcoidosis 1/17 (6 %)
Prone positioning before ECMO 13/17 (76 %)
Pre-ECMO survival probability (%) (RESP score) 76 (33–90)
Duration of hospitalization before ICU (days) 1 (1–2)
Duration under ECMO (days) 18 (13–26)
Duration of ICU stay (days) 54 (36–66)
Survival at discharge 16/17 (94 %)
  1. SAPS II simplified acute physiology score II, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ICU intensive care unit
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