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Table 1 Main characteristics of the study population at enrollment

From: The occlusion tests and end-expiratory esophageal pressure: measurements and comparison in controlled and assisted ventilation

Patient’s characteristics Overall population, n 21
Age, years 64.8 ± 14.0
Sex, n° male (%) 13 (62)
Height, cm 170 ± 12
Weight, kg 70.6 ± 14.9
BMI, kg/m2 24.2 ± 4.3
PEEP, cmH2O 6.6 ± 2.2
Airway plateau pressure, cmH2O 17.2 ± 4.9
PaO2/FiO2 319.4 ± 117.3
FiO2 0.4 ± 0.1
PaCO2 mmHg 40.7 ± 6.2
ElastanceRS, cmH2O/L 19.0 ± 6.5
SAPS II 36.2 ± 15.3
Diagnosis, n° (%)
 Abdominal surgery 7 (34)
 Urologic surgery 4 (19)
 Vascular surgery 3 (14)
 Postanoxic coma 3 (14)
 Other 4 (19)
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation unless indicated otherwise
  2. BMI body mass index, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, PaO 2 arterial partial pressure of oxygen, PaCO 2 arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide, PaO 2 /FiO 2 the ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen, FiO 2 fractional inspired oxygen, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, Elastance RS elastance of respiratory system, n° number