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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Daily use of extracorporeal CO2 removal in a critical care unit: indications and results

Variables Patients (n = 33)
Age (years) 63 [59–68]
Gender (male/female) 20/13
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26 [23–30]
IGS2 score 49 [36–65]
SOFA score
 At ICU admission 7 [5–10]
 At the time of ECCO2R start 10 [7–12]
Indication
 Mild or moderate ARDS 16 (48)
 COPD exacerbation 11 (33)
 Other 6 (19)
Associated organ dysfunction
 Maximum noradrenaline dose (μg/kg/min) 0.16 [0.00–0.25]
 Need for renal replacement therapy 7 (21)
Comorbidities
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 16 (48)
 Arterial hypertension 22 (66)
 Coronary artery disease 7 (21)
 Cardiac insufficiency 6 (18)
 Chronic renal impairment 2 (6)
 Stroke 2 (6)
 Obesity 9 (27)
Ongoing treatments
 Antiplatelet therapy 10 (30)
 Anticoagulation 4 (12)
 Home oxygen therapy 11 (33)
 Home noninvasive ventilation 4 (12)
  1. Numbers are n (%) and median [interquartile range]