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Table 1 Initial clinical characteristics of the 16 patients

From: Inhaled nitric oxide in acute respiratory distress syndrome with and without septic shock requiring norepinephrine administration: a dose–response study

  Patients without septic shock
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Age 26 35 67 69 35 25 55 48
SAPS 17 9 17 13 10 10 12 12
LISS 2.3 3 3 3 2.3 2.8 2.5 3
Outcome S S D D S S D S
Cause of ARDS BPN BPN BPN BPN Pulmonary contusion BPN Mesenteric infarction BPN
COPD No No Yes No No No Yes No
% of lung consolidation 63 51 72 43 55 64 89 nd
CT scan abnormalities BCLL BCLL BCLL BCLL BCLL + DPH BCLL + DPH DPH nd
  Patients with septic shock
  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Age 17 59 61 42 63 47 67 67
SAPS 6 8 10 16 5 7 10 14
LISS 2 2.8 3.5 3 1.8 2 2.8 2.5
Outcome S S D S S S S D
Cause of ARDS BPN BPN BPN Peritonitis Post CPB BPN BPN Septic shock
COPD No Yes No No No No No Yes
% of lung consolidation 49 72 70 50 57 58 49 48
CT scan abnormalities BCLL BCLL + DPH BCLL BCLL BCLL BCLL + DPH BCLL + DPH BCLL
  1. S = survived; D = deceased; BPN = bronchopneumonia; LISS = lung injury severity score; SAPS = simplified acute physiologic score; ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome; COPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; nd = not determined (unstable spine fractures); BCLL = bilateral consolidation of lower lobes; DPH = disseminated `patchy' hyperdensities; CPB = cardiopulmonary bypass.