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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Transpulmonary thermodilution detects rapid and reversible increases in lung water induced by positive end-expiratory pressure in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Patient characteristics (n = 60)
Age (years)69 ± 10
Male gender (n, %)34 (57%)
Body mass index (kg/m2)25 ± 4
Simplified Acute Physiologic Score II on inclusion51 ± 18
ARDS severity (n, %)
 Mild21 (35%)
 Moderate31 (52%)
 Severe8 (13%)
Aetiology of ARDS (n, %)
 Community acquired pneumonia46 (77%)
 Aspiration pneumonia with neurologic disorders5 (8%)
 Ventilator associated pneumonia9 (15%)
ICU length of stay (days)12 [11–38]
Total duration of mechanical ventilation (days)11 [10–37]
Mortality at day-28 (n, %)26 (43%)
Norepinephrine
 Number of patients (%)54 (90%)
 Dose of norepinephrine (µg/kg/min)0.53 [0.27–1.00]
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%)44 ± 11
 E/e′ ratio9 ± 2
Ventilator settings
 Tidal volume (mL/kg of PBW)5.5 [5.0–6.0]
 Respiratory rate (breaths/min)27 ± 5
 Fraction of inspired oxygen0.64 ± 0.20
Patients requiring prone position (n, %)39 (65%)
  1. ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome; E/e′: ratio of the amplitude of the E wave over the amplitude of the e′ wave of the mitral flow with echocardiography; ICU: intensive care unit; PBW: predicted body weight