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Table 1 Demographic data at admission and baseline characteristics of patients on the study day

From: End-inspiratory pause prolongation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients: effects on gas exchange and mechanics

Admission Study day
Patient Age (years) Gender SAPS II PBW (kg) Measured weight (kg) ARDS etiology Days of MV before study PaO2/FiO2 (mmHg) FiO2a PEEP (cmH2O)a Flow (L/min)a RR (bpm)a
1 75 M 59 67.7 58.5 Pneumonia 8 112 0.7 10 70 22
2 52 M 42 68.7 78 Aspiration 13 185 0.65 12 57 20
3 46 F 30 52.4 61 Multiple Trauma 7 118 0.7 12 60 25
4 62 F 69 47.9 55 Pneumonia 5 131 0.6 10 60 25
5 56 F 23 52.4 61.5 Pneumonia 3 100 0.8 12 60 22
6 66 M 40 63.2 72.5 Pneumonia 1 184 0.5 10 60 20
7 57 M 62 69.6 83 Pneumonia 1 147 0.5 8 60 17
8 36 M 24 61.4 90 Pneumonia 4 242 0.5 14 75 23
9 55 M 49 66.8 72 Pneumonia 2 219 0.6 14 70 21
10 51 F 60 43.3 64 Sepsis 12 269 0.4 8 50 21
11 74 F 61 47.9 62.5 Sepsis 1 266 0.5 10 60 21
12 43 M 61 59.6 80.5 Sepsis 3 194 0.7 10 60 22
13 63 M 30 83.1 106 Pneumonia 6 283 0.35 8 60 30
Mean ± SD 57 ± 11   47 ± 16 60.3 ± 11.2 72.6 ± 14.6   5 ± 4 188 ± 64 0.58 ± 0.13 11 ± 2 61 ± 7 22 ± 3
  1. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, FiO 2 fraction of inspired oxygen, MV mechanical ventilation, PaO 2 /FiO 2 partial pressure of arterial oxygen over fraction of inspired oxygen, PBW predicted body weight, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, RR respiratory rate, SAPS II simplified acute physiology score II
  2. aThese settings were kept constant throughout the study