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Table 3 Ventilation and fluid therapy in ICU

From: Mortality in sepsis versus non-sepsis induced acute lung injury

Parameter Sepsis* Non-Sepsis* P value**
Tidal volume at day 1, mL/kg PBW*** 6.7 (5.8, 7.9) 6.4 (4.9, 7.8) 0.16
PEEP on day 1, cmH20*** 8 (5, 10) 5 (5, 10) 0.0004
PaO2 on day1 81 (66-107) 87 (66-125) 0.15
Cumulative fluid balance during first 7 days after ALI onset, Liters 9.8 (3.9, 17) 7.1 (1.9, 13) 0.004
  1. * Continuous variables are presented as median with interquartile range.
  2. **Calculated using Student's t-test for continuous data that appeared normally distributed, and the Wilcoxin rank sum for variables that did not appear normally distributed.
  3. ***For the sepsis and non-sepsis groups, data was missing, and could not be imputed, for tidal volume and PEEP for six patients, five in the sepsis group and one in the non-sepsis group.
  4. PBW = predicted body weight; PEEP = positive end-expiratory pressure.