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Table 1 Patient characteristics and baseline parameters

From: Preliminary experience on the safety and tolerability of mechanical “insufflation-exsufflation” in subjects with artificial airway

Patient Sex Age (years) Apache II (at ICU admission) ICU stay at first study day Days of intubation at first study day Diagnostic group Main admission diagnoses Main comorbidity PaO2/FiO2 (mmHg) or % Sat PEEP (cmH2O) ETT/T sizes (mm)
1 F 46 28 17 16 Postop Peritonitis Colon cancer 366 6 8
2 M 68 18 52 41 Medical Severe pancreatitis Hypertension 100% 5 8
3 M 82 14 6 5 Postop Nosocomial pneumonia Hypertension, CAD, CHF 218 5 8
4 M 82 21 11 11 Postop Cardiac arrest CABG, CHF, asthma 233 0 8
5 F 54 18 1 1 Medical Respiratory failure Poliomyelitis, kyphoscoliosis 276 5 7
6 F 18 23 36 36 Medical Coma Viral encephalitis 94% 7 7
7 M 26 19 3 3 Medical Coma Head trauma 128 7 8
8 F 69 25 7 7 Medical Coma Subarachnoid hemorrhage 128 10 8
9 M 51 17 26 26 Medical Coma Ischemic stroke, intracranial hypertension, craniectomy 96% 5 8
10 M 75 38 1 1 Medical Severe CAP Hypertension, stroke, leukemia 182 12 8.5
11 M 80 28 6 6 Trauma Coma Head trauma 98% 5 8
12 F 61 18 8 8 Medical Bronchospasm COPD, alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus, chronic hepatitis and pancreatitis 120 7 8
13 F 80 36 11 11 Medical Cardiac arrest Complete atrio-ventricular bloc 270 6 7
  1. CAD coronary artery disease, CHF congestive heart failure, CABG coronary artery bypass graft, CAP community-acquired pneumonia, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, PaO2/FiO2 ratio of partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood to fraction of inspired oxygen, %Sat pulse-oxymetry saturation, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, ETT/T endotracheal tube/tracheostomy cannula inner diameter in mm