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Table 1 Characteristics of 173 patients at the initial measurement of thermodilution technique

From: Difference in pulmonary permeability between indirect and direct acute respiratory distress syndrome assessed by the transpulmonary thermodilution technique: a prospective, observational, multi-institutional study

  ARDSexp ARDSp p value
n = 56 n = 117  
Age (year), median 65 72 .03
Male, n (%) 32 (57) 84 (72) .05
Causes of ARDS, n (%)    
Sepsis 40 (71)   
Trauma and burn 10 (18)   
Pancreatitis 4 (7)   
TRALI 2 (4)   
Pneumonia   94 (80)  
Aspiration   20 (17)  
Lung contusion   2 (2)  
Inhalation burn   1 (1)  
APACHE II score 24 ± 9 23 ± 8 .39
SOFA score 12 ± 4 10 ± 3 .0001
PEEP (cmH2O) 9 ± 5 9 ± 5 .36
PaO2/FiO2 ratio 163 ± 73 143 ± 70 .09
Mean airway pressure (cmH2O) 17 ± 6 17 ± 4 .55
Na (mmol/L) 135 ± 19 138 ± 7 .37
K (mmol/L) 4.1 ± 0.8 4.0 ± 0.9 .15
Albumin (g/dL) 2.4 ± 0.5 2.6 ± 0.8 .02
Glucose (mg/dL) 159 ± 61 165 ± 83 .95
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL) 38 ± 28 36 ± 25 .84
  1. Values are given as mean ± standard deviation, unless otherwise indicated. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDSexp acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to extrapulmonary cause, ARDSp acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to pulmonary cause, TRALI transfusion-related acute lung injury, APACHE Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure.