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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 20 patients

From: Feasibility and safety of low-flow extracorporeal CO2 removal managed with a renal replacement platform to enhance lung-protective ventilation of patients with mild-to-moderate ARDS

Characteristic Value
Sex (male/female) 11/9
Age (years) 60 ± 12
Body mass index (kg/m2) 30 ± 7
Medical/surgical 14/6
SAPS II 56 ± 21
SOFA score at ECCO2R insertion 9.3 ± 4.3
Pulmonary ARDS risk factor
 Community-acquired pneumonia 5 (25)
 Nosocomial pneumonia 6 (30)
 Inhalation pneumonia 5 (25)
Nonpulmonary ARDS risk factor
 Pancreatitis 2 (10)
 Other 2 (10)
Pre-ECCO2R adjuvant therapy
 Neuromuscular blockade 16 (80)
 Prone positioning 8 (40)
 Nitric oxide 9 (45)
 Recruitment maneuvers 0 (0)
 ECMO 0 (0)
Time from intubation to ECCO2R initiation (days) 4 (2–7)
Outcome
 Mechanical ventilation duration (days) 13 (9–38)
 ICU length of stay (days) 18 (14–41)
 Day-28 mortality 3 (15)
  1. Data presented as n (%), mean ± standard deviation, or median (25–75% interquartile range)
  2. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ECCO 2 R extracorporeal carbon-dioxide removal, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ICU intensive care unit, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, SOFA Sequential Organ-Failure Assessment