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From: The clinical usefulness of extravascular lung water and pulmonary vascular permeability index to diagnose and characterize pulmonary edema: a prospective multicenter study on the quantitative differential diagnostic definition for acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome

Figure 3

Comparison of pulmonary vascular permeability index. Comparison of pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI) of patients with acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), cardiogenic edema, and pleural effusion with atelectasis on the day of enrollment and the maximal value during the study period. (A) PVPI was higher in ALI/ARDS patients than in cardiogenic edema and pleural effusion with atelectasis patients. There was no difference in the index between cardiogenic edema and pleural effusion with atelectasis patients. (B) Differences were found when the maximal index value was compared between day 0 and day 2. Data presented as median (interquartile range). *P < 0.01 vs. pleural effusion with atelectasis and cardiogenic edema. PVPI-0, pulmonary vascular permeability index on the day of enrollment; maxPVPI, maximal value of pulmonary vascular permeability index from days 0 to 2.

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