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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 72)

From: The effects of passive leg raising may be detected by the plethysmographic oxygen saturation signal in critically ill patients

Age (mean ± SD, years) 64 ± 13
Gender (male, n (%)) 56 (77%)
Weight (mean ± SD, kg) 72 ± 16
Height (mean ± SD, cm) 168 ± 10
SAPS II (mean ± SD) 60 ± 20
Type of shock (n (%)):
 Septic 51 (70%)
 Cardiogenic 12 (17%)
 Hypovolemic 9 (13%)
Catecholamines
 Norepinephrine (n (%)) 52 (72%)
 Dose of norepinephrine (median [interquartile range], μg/kg/min) 0.5 [0.1–0.6]
 Dobutamine (n (%)) 8 (11%)
 Dose of dobutamine (median [interquartile range], μg/kg/min) 16 [14–20]
Respiratory settings
 Mechanical ventilation (n (%)) 56 (78%)
 Tidal volume (mean ± SD, mL/kg of PBW) 5.8 ± 1.4
 Plateau pressure (mean ± SD, cmH2O) 23.5 ± 3.8
 Positive end-expiratory pressure (mean ± SD, cmH2O) 9.8 ± 3.5
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation, number (n) and frequency (%) or median and interquartile range
  2. PBW predicted body weight, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score, SD standard deviation