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Table 2 Comparison of outcomes between the PiCCO and CVP groups

From: ICU management based on PiCCO parameters reduces duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay in patients with severe thoracic trauma and acute respiratory distress syndrome

Outcome variables PiCCO group (n = 126) CVP group (n = 138) P
PaO2/FiO2
Before enrollment 185 ± 58 209 ± 90 0.038*
1 day after enrollment 201 ± 75 164 ± 56 0.022*
3 day after enrollment 186 ± 72 166 ± 62 0.047*
5 day after enrollment 219 ± 95 187 ± 64 0.037*
7 day after enrollment 319 ± 91 278 ± 73 0.042*
Days on MV, days, median (IQR) 3 (1–6) 5 (2–9) 0.002
Length of stay in EICU, days, median (IQR) 6 (4–8) 11 (6–16) 0.004
EICU cost for monitoring and treatment (RMB: yuan) 8.23 ± 3.25 12.87 ± 4.61 <0.001
28-day mortality, n (%) 4 (3.2) 5 (3.6) 0.841
  1. * Post hoc p value in repeated measure of ANOVA
  2. MV mechanical ventilation, EICU emergency intensive care unit, IQR interquartile range