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Table 2 Demographic and clinical data of the study population

From: Fluid therapy in mechanically ventilated critically ill children: the sodium, chloride and water burden of fluid creep

Characteristics (n = 43)
Age, months 7 [3–15]
Weight, kg 6.6 [4.7–9.0]
Height, cm 64 [55–74]
Male ̶ no. (%) 23 (54)
Comorbidities ̶ no. (%) 22 (51)
Chronic lung disease ̶ no. (%) 2 (5)
Oncological disease ̶ no. (%) 1 (2)
Neurologic disorder ̶ no. (%) 10 (23)
Ex-preterm ̶ no. (%) 9 (21)
Cause of PICU admission ̶ no. (%)
Acute respiratory failure 33 (77)
Neurological disease 3 (7)
Post-operative 3 (7)
Sepsis/septic shock 4 (9)
PEEP, cmH2O 10 [8–13]
FiO2 0.6 [0.5–0.8]
P/F, mmHg 100 [78–145]
(n = 37)
HFOV, no. (%) 9 (21)
Prone position, no. (%) 24 (56)
Vasopressors and inotrpes, no. (%) 13 (30)
PICU LOS, days 9 [8–14]
PICU mortality, no. (%) 3 (7)
  1. Demographic and clinical data of the study cohort. Data are expressed as median [interquartile range] or as number (percentage). Reported respiratory variables refer to the worst values of the 48-h study period. PEEP = positive end-expiratory pressure; FiO2 = Fraction of inspired oxygen; P/F = ratio between arterial partial pressure of oxygen and FiO2; HFOV = high frequency oscillatory ventilation; Vasopressors and inotropes = use of vasopressors or inotropes (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine or dobutamine) during the study period; PICU LOS = PICU length of stay