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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Effects of positive end-expiratory pressure on gastric mucosal perfusion in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Patient Age (years) Sex Diagnosis APACHE II SOFA PaO2/FiO2 (mmHg) pH Bicarbonate (mEq/L) PEEP (cmH2O) Crs (ml/cmH2O) LIP (cmH2O) Vasopressors/inotropesa Outcome (S/NS)
1 55 M Hepatic lobectomy 14 13 144 7.38 25.4 10 51 10 NA 0.08 S
             Dbt 3.3  
2 23 F Peritonitis 20 10 388 7.36 23.5 8 32 10 NA 0.12 S
3 32 M Mucormycosis and sepsis 7 7 282 7.42 21.5 6 60 6 NA 0.09 S
4 68 F Acute pancreatitis 9 13 208 7.38 20.4 10 40 NL NA 0.2 NS
5 59 F Pneumonia and sepsis 16 8 197 7.28 25.5 10 55 NL NA 0.03;
Dp 6.8;
Dbt 3.4
S
6 68 M Thoracic trauma 14 10 289 7.36 21.6 4 37 13 NA 0.05 S
7 72 M Sepsis 17 9 263 7.25 13.8 4 50 8 Dbt 5.4 S
8 86 M Pneumonia and sepsis 14 12 150 7.37 20.3 12 27 13 NA 0.02 NS
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; Crs, Respiratory system compliance; Dbt, dobutamine; Dp, dopamine; LIP, lower inflection point; NE, norepinephrine (noradrenaline); NL, no LIP found; NS, not significant; PEEP, positive end-expiratory pressure; S, significant; SOFA, Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment. aDoses are in μg kg-1 min-1.