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Table 2 Demographics and clinical characteristics of the patients

From: Seawater drowning-associated pneumonia: a 10-year descriptive cohort in intensive care unit

Characteristic N = 74
At admission
 Age, years 68 (51–77)
 Male sex—no. (%) 48 (65)
 Initial cardiac arrest—no. (%) 30 (41)
 Drowning grade 5 (3–6)
In the ICU
 Early pneumonia—no. (%) 36 (49)
 Patients receiving antibiotics during the first 48 h—no (%) 44 (59)
 Respiratory samples collected within the first 48 h—no. (%) 24 (32)
 Positive respiratory samples collected within the first 48 h—no. (%) 16 (22)
 Pneumonia treated empirically with AMC—no. (% of 36) 34 (94)
 Appropriate empirical treatment within the first 48 h—no. (% of 16) 8 (50)
 ARDS—no. (%) 25 (34)
 SAPS2 score 45 (30–65)
 Invasive mechanically ventilated patients—no. (%) 51 (69)
 Duration of mechanical ventilation, days 1 (0–4)
 Length of stay, days 3 (2–7)
 Mortality rate in the ICU—no. (%) 19 (26)
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as medians with their interquartile range in brackets; categorical variables are presented within brackets as percentages
  2. ICU intensive care unit, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, AMC amoxicillin–clavulanate
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