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Table 1 Patient population: demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Are single-lumen 5Fr and triple-lumen 6Fr PICCs suitable for hemodynamic assessment by trans-pulmonary thermodilution? A pilot study

Characteristics All patients (n = 15)
Age, years, mean (SD) 62.5 (14.4)
Male, n (%) 8 (53.3)
Body Mass Index, kg/m2, mean (SD) 26.3 (5.5)
SAPS II, mean (SD) 59.8 (17.1)
Diagnosis on admission in ICU, n (%)
 Septic shock 10 (66.6)
 Acute respiratory failure 3 (20)
 Cardiogenic shock 2 (13.4)
CICC characteristics
 Triple-lumen 7Fr, n (%) 15 (100)
 Catheter length, cm 20
 Extension length, cm 14
 Approach, n (%)  
 Internal jugular vein 15 (100)
PICC characteristics
 Single-lumen 5Fr, n (%) 8 (53.3)
 Trimmed length 5Fr, cm, mean (SD) 40.6 (3)
 Extension length 5Fr, cm 11.5
 Triple-lumen 6Fr, n (%) 7 (46.6)
 Trimmed length 6Fr, cm, mean (SD) 38.8 (2.9)
 Extension length 6Fr, cm 11.5
 Approach, n (%)  
  Brachial vein 3 (20)
  Basilic vein 8 (53.3)
  Axillary vein 4 (26.7)
  1. CICC: centrally inserted central catheter; ICU: intensive care unit; PICC: peripherally inserted central catheter; SAPS: simplified acute physiology score
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