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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Differential contractile response of critically ill patients to neuromuscular electrical stimulation

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Sex (m/f) 16/76.2% / 5/23.8%
Age (years) 53.0 (45.0/70.0)
Weight (kg) 85.0 (75.0/100.0)
Height (m) 1.78 (1.74/1.80)
BMI (kg/m2) 27.1 (24.2/30.9)
Diagnosis responsible for ICU admission ARDS 8/38.1%
Sepsis 3/14.3%
Multiple trauma 7/33.3%
Neurologic 2/9.5%
Miscellaneous 1/4.8%
SOFA at ICU admission 13.0 (11.0/15.0)
APACHE II at ICU admission 25.0 (20.0/28.0)
SAPS2 at ICU admission 58.0 (47.0/65.0)
GCS at ICU admission 5.0 (3.0/6.0)
Time until first awakening (days) 17.0 (10.0/25.0)
ICU length of stay (days) 32.0 (21.0/43.0)
Percent of days with RASS > − 3 during ICU stay 64.3 (37.5/79.3)
Noradrenalin (μg/kg min) 0.07 (0.05/0.11)
Time requiring noradrenalin (days) 12.0 (9.0/18.0)
Survivors/non-survivors 18/85.7% / 3/14.3%
Non-excitable muscle membrane/excitable muscle membrane 7/50% / 7/50%
Start of NMES treatment after ICU admission (days) 3.0 (2.0/6.0)
  1. Values for metric variables are presented as median and interquartile range and for categorical variables as count and percentages. BMI = Body Mass Index; SOFA = Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment; ICU = intensive care unit; APACHE II = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; SAPS 2 = Simplified Acute Physiology Score 2; GCS = Glasgow Coma Scale; RASS = Richmond Aggitation Sedation Scale; NMES = Neurmuscular electrical stimulation