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Table 2 Clinical characteristics before IHT (N = 441 intra-hospital transports evaluated)

From: High incidence of adverse events during intra-hospital transport of critically ill patients and new related risk factors: a prospective, multicenter study in China

Clinical characteristic Transports (n) Transports (%)
Artificial airway 255 57.8
 Intubation 144 32.7
 Tracheostomy 111 25.2
Mechanical ventilation
 No ventilatory support 237 53.7
  Nasal catheter 155 35.1
  Face mask 82 18.6
 Ventilatory support 204 46.3
  Non-invasive ventilation 8 1.8
  Invasive ventilation 196 44.4
Catheter use
 Central venous 317 71.9
 Peripheral vein 171 38.8
 Arterial 107 24.3
 Nasogastric tube 291 66.0
 Foley catheter 311 70.5
 Drainage catheter 138 31.3
 Other 22 5.0
Vasoactive drug supporta 107 24.3
 Catecholamines 62 14.1
 Vasodilator 28 6.4
 Other 10 2.3
 More than one of above 7 1.6
Sedationa 102 23.1
 Midazolam 36 8.2
 Propofol 35 7.9
 Dexmedetomidine 18 4.1
 Other 3 0.7
 More than one of the above 10 2.3
Analgesiaa 67 15.2
 Opioid 60 13.6
 Non-opioid 7 1.6
Severity categories of vital signsb
 Respiratory rate
  Category 0 346 78.5
  Category 1 48 10.9
  Category 2 47 10.7
 Heart rate
  Category 0 355 80.5
  Category 1 65 14.7
  Category 2 21 4.8
 Systolic blood pressure
  Category 0 381 86.4
  Category 1 51 11.6
  Category 2 9 2.0
 SpO2
  Category 0 391 88.7
  Category 1 47 10.7
  Category 2 3 0.7
Severity categories of ABGb
 pH
  Category 0 253 57.4
  Category 1 186 42.2
  Category 2 2 0.5
 PaO2
  Category 0 326 73.9
  Category 1 95 21.5
  Category 2 20 4.5
 PaCO2
  Category 0 197 44.7
  Category 1 218 49.4
  Category 2 26 5.9
 Bicarbonate level
  Category 0 220 49.9
  Category 1 217 49.2
  Category 2 4 0.9
 Lactate level
  Category 0 345 78.2
  Category 1 72 16.3
  Category 2 24 5.4
 Glucose level
  Category 0 333 75.5
  Category 1 101 22.9
  Category 2 7 1.6
  1. SBP systolic blood pressure, SpO 2 pulse oximetry, ABG arterial blood gas, PaO 2 partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood, PaCO 2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood
  2. aMedications were delivered as continuous infusions
  3. bSeverity categories defined in Fig. 2