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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: A lung rescue team improves survival in obesity with acute respiratory distress syndrome

 Standard protocol-based cohortLung rescue team cohortP
Patients, n (%)70 (100)50 (100) 
Women, n (%)37 (53)23 (46)0.46
Caucasian, n (%)64 (91)48 (96)0.32
Others, n (%)6 (9)2 (4) 
Age, years, mean (SD)57 (13)52 (14)0.03
BMI, kg/m2 , mean (SD)49 (9)54 (13)0.11
Cause of admission, n (%)
 Postoperative respiratory failure after elective surgery14 (20)11 (22)0.79
 Postoperative respiratory failure after urgent surgery17 (24)11 (22)0.77
 Medical39 (56)28 (56)0.85
  Pneumonia12 (17)9 (18)0.96
  Septic shock14 (20)12 (24)0.62
  Others13 (18)7 (14)0.56
 APACHE II, mean (SD)19 (7)19 (8)0.82
 SOFA, mean (SD)9.9 (3.6)9.8 (3.5)0.62
Comorbidities, n (%)
 Diabetes29 (41)21 (42)0.95
  Oral agents14 (20)10 (20)0.96
  Oral agents + insulin15 (21)11 (22)0.96
 Hypertension48 (68)34 (68)0.95
 Asthma9 (13)5 (12)0.89
 COPD20 (28)14 (28)0.94
 OSA18 (25)14 (28)0.78
 Smoking24 (34)21 (42)0.39
  Actual12 (17)9 (18)0.90
  Former12 (17)12 (24)0.35
 CHF15 (21)9 (18)0.64
 Stroke, TIA4 (6)2 (4)0.67
 CKD11 (16)6 (12)0.56
 PVD7 (10)6 (12)0.73
 AF12 (17)9 (18)0.90
 Cancer5 (7)7 (14)0.22
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, APACHE acute physiologic assessment and chronic health evaluation scoring, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, OSA obstructive sleep apnea, CHF congestive heart failure, TIA transient ischemic attack, CKD chronic kidney disease, PVD peripheral vascular disease, AF atrial fibrillation (chronic atrial fibrillation on anticoagulant therapy)