Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study patients

From: Recruitability and effect of PEEP in SARS-Cov-2-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome

 All patients, n = 25Highly recruitable, n = 16Poorly recruitable, n = 9p value
Age, years71 [60.5–78]71.5 [63–76]67 [54–75.5]0.43
Male sex, n (%)18 (72)11 (69)7 (78)1
Height, cm173 [165–179]172 [165–180]175 [172–177]0.92
BMI, kg/m229.1 [25–32.3]29 [24.8–32.6]29.1 [25.3–32]0.84
SOFA at enrollment5 [3–7.5]5.5 [3–8]5 [3.5–6.5]0.85
SAPS II at enrollment44 [36–50]44 [35.5–49.5]44[36–51]0.67
Pre-existing conditions, n (%)
 Hypertension21 (84)14 (88)7 (77)0.6
 Diabetes mellitus10 (40)6 (37)4 (44)1
 COPD/asthma5 (20)4 (25)1 (11)0.62
 Smoking history13 (52)9 (56)4 (44)0.69
 Delay from symptom onset to ICU admission, days9 [7–12.5]8 [7–10]14 [7–15.5]0.15
 Delay from ICU admission to intubation, hours0 [0–9]0 [0–5.8]9 [0–11]0.28
  Non-invasive support before intubation, n (%)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1
  1. Data are presented as median [interquartile range] or number (percentage)
  2. BMI body mass index, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ICU intensive care unit, Non-invasive support: high-flow nasal canula, continuous positive airway pressure or non-invasive ventilation
  3. p-values refer to the comparison between the highly and poorly recruitable patients groups