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Table 1 Characteristics of the 17 patients studied

From: Gastric intramucosal pH is stable during titration of positive end-expiratory pressure to improve oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Patient number Diagnosis at admission Age (years) Sex APACHE II score SOFA score Additional organ failure
1 Multiple trauma 74 M 15 5 R, N
2 Hepatic coma 26 F 23 10 R, H, N, L
3 Cerebral ischaemia 70 M 22 6 H, N
4 Sepsis 55 M 21 6 H, L
5 Intracranial haemorrhage 58 M 15 7 H, N
6 Acute pancreatitis 50 M 23 9 R, H, L
7 Multiple trauma 24 M 19 6 R, H
8 Pneumonia 18 F 12 5 R
9 Postoperative sepsis 28 F 21 7 R, H, N, L
10 Acute pancreatitis 74 M 23 7 R, H, L
11 Tetanus 62 M 22 4 R, H
12 Pneumonia 62 M 21 3 H
13 Bronchopneumonia 37 F 16 4 R,
14 Multiple trauma 40 M 21 5 R, H
15 Postoperative scoliosis 19 F 24 7 R, H, L
16 Aortoduodenal fistula 69 M 17 6 R, H, L
17 Intra-abdominal sepsis 37 F 20 7 R, H, L
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; F, female; H, haematological system; L, hepatic system; M, male; N, neurological system; R, renal system; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.