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Table 1 Main characteristics of the study population

From: Nasal high flow higher than 60 L/min in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a physiological study

Patient Sex Age (year) BMI (kg/m2) SOFA score SAPS II score at ICU admissison PaO2/FiO2 Etiology of AHRF Days since diagnosis of AHRF (no.) Number of chest X-ray quadrants involved (no.)
1 F 85 21 6 33 273 Trauma 3 2
2 F 78 21 15 52 236 Pneumonia 1 1
3 M 82 29 9 42 229 Septic Shock 1 1
4 F 69 29 4 40 148 Pneumonia 1 2
5 M 70 24 5 46 221 Pneumonia 1 2
6 F 77 25 9 55 107 Septic Shock 1 1
7 M 52 26 3 20 106 Pneumonia 1 3
8 M 56 31 4 23 236 Trauma 5 2
9 M 40 24 3 22 206 Pneumonia 1 2
10 M 71 23 3 27 196 Postoperative 0 2
11 M 69 31 4 18 124 Postoperative 1 2
12 M 84 25 6 43 223 Septic Shock 1 4
Median (IQR) 8 M
4 F
70 (62–80) 25 (23–29) 4 (3–7) 36 (22–44) 213 (136–232) Pulmonary: 5
Extra-pulmonary: 7
Infective: 7
Non-infective: 5
1 (1–1) 2 (2–2)
  1. M, male; F, female; BMI, Body Mass Index; SOFA, sequential organ failure assessment; SAPS, simplified acute physiology score; AHRF, acute hypoxemic respiratory failure; PaO2/FiO2, arterial partial pressure of O2/inspired fraction of O2ratio; ICU, intensive care unit