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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Association between early fluid overload and mortality in critically-ill mechanically ventilated children: a single-center retrospective cohort study

Variable N = 309
Age (months, m), median (IQR) 13.4 (4.7–52.6)
Weight (kg) 8.8 (6.0–15.0)
Gender, N (%)  
Male 187 (60.5%)
Female 122 (39.5%)
Underlying disease, N (%) 214 (69.3%)
Reason for PICU admission, N (%)  
Medical, N (%) 202 (65.4%)
Surgical, N (%) 107 (34.6%)
Receipt of CRRT, N (%) 59 (19.1%)
Receipt of vasoactive drugs, N (%) 158 (51.1%)
No. of vasoactive drugs, median (IQR) 1.0 (0.0–2.0)
Diagnosis of MODS, N (%) 91 (29.4%)
PRISM-III scores, median (IQR) 5.0 (2.0–9.0)
In-hospital mortality, N (%) 81 (26.2%)
Time from hospital admission to PICU (days), median (IQR) 0.0 (0.0–5.0)
LOS in PICU (days), median (IQR) 18.0 (9.0–27.5)
LOS in hospital (days), median (IQR) 27.0 (17.0–43.0)
Time of MV, median (IQR) 1 (1-1)
Duration of MV (days), median (IQR) 6.0 (4.0–12.0)
Duration of first MV (days), median (IQR) 6.0 (4.0–11.0)
Proportion of patients receiving MV for more than 7 days, N (%) 124 (40.1%)
Early FO, mean ± SD 8.38 ± 8.81
Percentage of %FO > 10%, N (%) 131 (42.4%)
Percentage of %FO > 20%, N (%) 27 (8.7%)
  1. LOS: length of stay; MV: mechanical ventilation; MODS: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome; CRRT: continuous renal replacement therapy; PRISM-III: third-generation admission pediatric risk of mortality score; PICU: pediatric intensive care unit; FO: fluid overload. No.: number. Continuous variables are reported as median (interquartile range, IQR) or mean ± SD