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Table 2 Ventilation characteristics

From: Pulmonary complement depositions in autopsy of critically ill patients have no relation with ARDS

ARDS vs non-ARDSARDSNon-ARDSP value
 N = 12N = 24 
48 h prior to death
 Driving pressure, median [IQR]17.0 [12.4–22.8]13.0 [11.0–19.8]0.160
 PEEP, median [IQR]13.5 [7.4–15.8]7.0 [5.0–13.0]0.048
 Pulmonary compliance, median [IQR]25.2 [19.8–41.2]30.6 [23.2–43.9]0.394
 PaO2/FiO2 ratio, median [IQR]160 [108–192]190 [170–274]0.031
 Tidal volume IBW, median [IQR]7.0 [5.9–8.1]7.1 [6.3–7.8]0.857
24 h prior to death
 Driving pressure, median [IQR]18.8 [14.5–22.0]17.0 [12.0–20.5]0.210
 PEEP, median [IQR]13.5 [6.5–15.0]5.0 [5.0–10.5]0.031
 Pulmonary compliance, median [IQR]26.6 [19.1–33.9]30.1 [25.4–41.7]0.238
 PaO2/FiO2 ratio, median [IQR]116 [93–186]189 [160–276]0.010
 Tidal volume IBW, median [IQR]6.6 [5.9–8.2]6.8 [6.4–8.1]0.542
  1. PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure, PaO2 partial arterial oxygen pressure, FiO2 fraction of inspired oxygen, IBW ideal body weight