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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Acetazolamide-mediated decrease in strong ion difference accounts for the correction of metabolic alkalosis in critically ill patients

Characteristic Value
Age (years; mean [range]) 67 (35–79)
Sex (male/female; n) 10/5
APACHE II score (mean [range]) 21 (12–30)
Mechanical ventilation (%) 87
Diuretics (%) 47
Standardized mortality ratio 0.57
Hospital mortality (%) 20
Diagnosis
   Dissecting/ruptured aorta 2
   Postoperative bleeding 2
   Sepsis 4
   Open heart surgery 4
   Cardiogenic shock 1
   Neurological disease 2
  1. Shown are demographic data of all patients. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.