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Table 2 Prognostic value of extravascular lung water in critically ill patients

From: Extravascular lung water in critical care: recent advances and clinical applications

  Study Number of patients Type of EVLW indexation Prognostic value
General critically ill patients Sakka et al. [4] 373 Actual body weight Independent predictor of ICU mortality
Severe sepsis or septic shock patients Martin et al. [3] 29 Actual body weight Higher EVLWI in ICU non-survivors
Chung et al. [75] 33 Actual body weight Independent predictor of in-hospital survival
Chung et al. [76] 67 Actual body weight Independent factor for the development of MODS
Chew et al. [73] 51 Actual and predicted body weight Higher EVLWI in ICU non-survivors
Mallat et al. [78] 55 Actual and predicted body weight Independent predictor of ICU mortality
ARDS patients Philips [85] 59 Actual and predicted body weight Good predictor of ICU mortality
Craig et al. [45] 44 Predicted body weight Independent predictor of ICU mortality
Brown et al. [37] 59 Predicted body weight Independent predictor of ICU mortality
Jozwiak et al. [36] 200 Predicted body weight Independent predictor of Day-28 mortality
  1. ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome, EVLWI: indexed extravascular lung water, ICU: intensive care unit, MODS: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome