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Table 1 Patients' characteristics, cardiopulmonary characteristics, reason for intensive care unit admission and vascular access

From: Transpulmonary thermodilution using femoral indicator injection: a prospective trial in patients with a femoral and a jugular central venous catheter

  Mean (SD Range
Patients' characteristics   
Sex, n 15 men, 9 women  
Age, years 67.4 (9.5 46 to 88
Height, cm 171 (8 156 to 187
Weight, kg 75.3 (18.5 45.0 to 110.0
Body surface area, m2 1.87 (0.27 1.40 to 2.40
Body mass index, kg/m2 25.5 (4.8 16.5 to 35.9
Ideal body weight, kg 62.8 (8.5 47.6 to 78.3
Normal body weight, kg 71.0 (8.1 56.0 to 87.0
Predicted body weight, kg 65.6 (9.3 48.8 to 81,5
Adjusted body weight, kg 69.1 (11.9 49.3 to 91.7
SAPS II 41.3 (10.9 26 to 66
TISS 20.8 (6.1 9 to 34
ICU survival, n 11 yes, 13 no  
Cardiopulmonary characteristics   
Heart rate, beats per minute 93.8 (16.7 61 to 125
Mean arterial pressure, mmHg 85.5 (15.0 60 to 122
CIjug-avg, L/min/m2 4.03 (1.13 2.30 to 7.30
CIfem-avg, L/min/m2 4.31 (1.18 2.41 to 7.45
GEDVIjug-avg, mL/m2 793 (180 497 to 1,213
GEDVIfem-avg, mL/m2 1,034 (275 599 to 1,646
EVLWIjug-avg, mL/kg 10.71 (3.43 4 to 18
EVLWIfem-avg, mL/kg 11.54 (3.89 4 to 20
RMSCV CIjug 0.06  
RMSCV CIfem 0.05  
RMSCV GEDVIjug 0.06  
RMSCV GEDVIfem 0.05  
RMSCV EVLWIjug 0.06  
RMSCV EVLWIfem 0.07  
CVPjug-avg, mmHg 16.1 (5.4 4 to 27
CVPfem-avg, mmHg 17.7 (5.7 6 to 34
Sinus rhythm, n 22 (92%)  
Atrial fibrillation, n 2 (8%)  
Mechanical ventilation, n 18 (75%)  
Catecholamine therapy, n 16 (67%)  
Sinus rhythm + controlled ventilation 8 (33%)  
Reason for ICU admission   
Pneumonia, acute respiratory insufficiency, n 7 (29%)  
cirrhosis of the liver/liver failure, n 6 (25%)  
gastrointestinal bleeding, n 4 (17%)  
need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, n 3 (13%)  
sepsis, n 2 (8%)  
pancreatitis, n 2 (8%)  
Vascular access   
arterial line right femoral artery, n 13 (54%)  
arterial line left femoral artery, n 11 (46%)  
CVC right jugular vein, n 14 (58%)  
CVC left jugular vein, n 10 (42%)  
CVC right femoral vein, n 16 (67%)  
CVC left femoral vein, n 8 (33%)  
CVC and arterial line on same side 14 (58%)  
CVC and arterial line on different sides 10 (42%)  
  1. SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; TISS, Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System; CIjug-avg, average of jugular cardiac index; CIfem-avg, average of femoral cardiac index; GEDVIjug-avg, average of jugular global end-diastolic volume index; GEDVIfem-avg, average of femoral global end-diastolic volume index; EVLWIjug-avg, average of jugular extra-vascular lung water index; EVLWIfem-avg, average of femoral extra-vascular lung water index; RMSCV, root mean square coefficient of variation; CVPjug-avg, average of jugular central venous pressure; CVPfem-avg, average of femoral central venous pressure; CVC, central venous catheter.