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From: ICU characteristics of patients with chronic respiratory failure during acute exacerbations

Characteristics Group 1 Group 2 P
Age, years 67.1 ± 6.4 60.5 ± 18.5 *
APACHE II 20.5 ± 3.7 17.7 ± 3.6 *
Albumin, g 3.1 ± 0.5 2.8 ± 0.7  
Phosphorus, g 2.3 ± 0.8 3.1 ± 1.8 *
VAP-Acinetobacter, % 11 44 *
VAP-Pseudomonas, % 35 17  
Sepsis, % 15 17  
Hospital mortality, % 29 40  
Duration of MV, days 13.6 ± 11.2 19.8 ± 12.5 *
Length of hospital stay, days 41.3 ± 45.5 36.2 ± 22.1  
Length of ICU stay, days 18.1 ± 14.6 23.9 ± 15.3  
Tracheostomy, % 7 33 *
  1. * P < 0.05.