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Table 2 Clinical characteristics

From: Measurement of the vascular pedicle width predicts fluid repletion: a cross-sectional comparison with inferior vena cava ultrasound and lung comets

  n = 43
Demographics  
 Age years 54.7 ± 20
 Female gender 42 (50 %)
 APACHE II score 22.4 ± 9
 SAPS II score 33.4 ± 22
Comorbid conditions  
 Malignancy 16 (37 %)
 End-stage liver disease 9 (21 %)
 Acute renal failure 28 (65 %)
 Diabetes 10 (23 %)
Admitting diagnosis  
 Postoperativea 27 (63 %)
 Severe sepsis/shock 19 (44 %)
 Neurologic failureb 13 (30 %)
 GI bleeding/hepatic encephalopathy 6 (14 %)
 COPD exacerbation 4 (9 %)
 Vasopressors 23 (53 %)
 Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 79 ± 10.3
 pBNP 2743 (1800, 9253)
 Serum creatinine (μM/l) 105 ± 66
 Serum Lactate (μM/l) 2.2 (IQR 1.6)
 SCVO2 65 ± 23.8
 Net positive fluid balance +1145 ml (250, 4527)
 Hourly urine output (ml/kg/h) 0.8 (0, 218)
 Central venous pressure (cmH2O) 8 ± 1.7
Mechanical ventilation 43 (100 %)
 Peak pressure (cmH20) 29 ± 4.1
 PaO2 (mmHg) 95.4 ± 23.3
 FiO2 0.41 ± 0.08
 PaO2/FiO2 ratio 235 ± 66
 Tidal volume (ml) 388 ± 78.3
Outcome  
 ICU survival 37 (86 %)
 28-day survival 34 (79 %)
  1. Data is reported as means (± SD) or medians (IQR) for skewed distributions or as proportions
  2. APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, SAPS II Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, pBNP pro-beta natriuretic peptide
  3. aPostoperative cases include solid organ transplantation, major abdominal surgery, orthopedic surgery, and head and neck surgery
  4. bIncludes intracranial bleeds, stroke, infections