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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients at ICU admission

From: Physiological predictors of respiratory and cough assistance needs after extubation

Parameters Mean ± SD or n (%)
Total (n = 130)
 Age (years) 59.4 ± 15.6
 Male 71 (54.6)
 BMI 27.2 ± 6.7
 Chronic disease
  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 16 (12.3%)
  Chronic restrictive pulmonary disease 11 (8.4%)
  Chronic heart disease 13 (10%)
  SAPS II 45 ± 21
  SOFA 7 ± 5
 Main reason for ICU admission
  Acute respiratory failure 91 (70)
  Heart failure 14 (10.8)
  Neurologic failure 9 (6.9)
  Septic shock 12 (9.2)
  Postoperative 1 (0.8)
  Other 3 (2.3)
  1. BMI body mass index, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score II [30], SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment
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