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Table 4 Detailed LUS scores

From: The diagnostic accuracy for ARDS of global versus regional lung ultrasound scores - a post hoc analysis of an observational study in invasively ventilated ICU patients

LUS scoreNo ARDSARDS
MildModerateSevere
Global5 (3–9)16 (11–21)20 (15–23)17 (16–25)
 Anterior0 (0–0)4 (2–5)4 (1–6)2 (0–5)
 Lateral1 (0–3)6 (4–9)7 (5–8)6 (6–9)
 Posterior4 (2–6)7 (5–9)9 (8–11)12 (9–12)
P valuea< 0.0010.007< 0.0010.001
  1. LUS scores are reported as median (interquartile range)
  2. LUS lung ultrasound, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
  3. aKruskal–Wallis test comparing anterior, lateral and posterior LUS scores. A P value < 0.05 reflects a significant difference