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Table 1 Cohort characteristics

From: Reliability of respiratory pressure measurements in ventilated and non-ventilated patients in ICU: an observational study

  N = 90
Female, n (%) 39 (43)
Age, mean (SD) 61.5 (14)
Body mass index (Kg/m2), median (25th–75th percentile) 28.6 (24.4–32)
SAPS II at ICU admission, median (25th–75th percentile) 42.5 (31–57)
No. of admissions to ICU within the last year, n (%) 4 (4.4)
Main diagnosis
Pneumonia, n (%) 32 (35)
Sepsis, n (%) 8 (9)
COPD/asthma exacerbation, n (%) 12 (13)
Cardiac failure, n (%) 12 (13)
Drug overdose/acute mental status change, n (%) 11 (12)
Intra-abdominal sepsis with surgery, n (%) 14 (15)
Trauma, n (%) 1 (4)
Co-morbidity
Chronic pulmonary disease, n (%) 23 (25)
Obesity, n (%) 27 (30)
Chronic cardiac insufficiency, n (%) 13 (14)
Cancer, n (%) 15 (17)
Chronic kidney disease, n (%) 14 (15)
Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 17 (19)
Between admission and awakening
Septic shock, n (%) 45 (50)
ARDS, n (%) 13 (14)
Renal failure, n (%) 30 (33)
Use of catecholamines, n (%) 58 (64)
Use of neuromuscular blockers, n (%) 58 (64)
No. of days of neuromuscular blockers, median (25–75th percentile) 1 (0–3)
Use of corticosteroids, n (%) 21 (78)
Ventilator use (days), median (25th–75th percentile) 7 (4–9)
  1. SAPS simplified acute physiology score, ICU intensive care unit, No. number, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome