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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with ALI/ARDS and ACLE

From: Comparison of two non-bronchoscopic methods for evaluating inflammation in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure

Variable ALI/ARDS ACLE P
Number 21 9  
Age, years 58 ± 18 77 ± 9 0.01
Men/women 16/5 4/5  
PaO2/FiO2 at intubation 135 ± 69 133 ± 55 0.96
PaO2/FiO2 at inclusion 160 ± 62 153 ± 49 0.73
CRP at inclusion, mg/L 183 ± 142 79 ± 72 0.05
LIS 2.4 ± 0.5 2.25 ± 0.5 0.42
SAPS II 51 ± 19 66 ± 21 0.06
LOS in ICU, days 14 (2 to 42)a 7 (1 to 14)a 0.001
ICU mortality (%) 19 22 1.0
Hospital mortality (%) 24 44 0.4
  1. Data shown as mean ± standard deviation.
  2. a Data as median (range)
  3. ACLE = acute cardiogenic lung oedema; ALI = acute lung injury; ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome; CRP = C-reactive protein; FiO2 = fraction of inspired oxygen; ICU = intensive care unit; LIS = Lung Injury Score; LOS = length of stay; PaO2 = partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood; SAPS II = Simplified Acute Physiology Score II.