Association of dyspnoea, gas diffusing capacity, ground-glass opacities (GGO) or parenchymal bands with admission to the intensive care unit (ICU)

Subjects nOR (95% CI)p-value
Dyspnoea# (mMRC >0 versus mMRC=0)69
 Male sex0.39 (0.14–1.08)0.069
 Age per 10 years0.81 (0.57–1.14)0.231
 ICU admission0.67 (0.18–2.50)0.553
Gas diffusing capacity# (DLCO <LLN versus DLCO ≥LLN)102
 History of smoking1.56 (0.61–4.03)0.356
 ICU admission1.54 (0.42–5.61)0.517
GGO in chest CT# (>10% GGO in ≥1 zone versus none)101
 Male sex1.25 (0.45–3.46)0.662
 Age per 10 years1.81 (1.21–2.72)0.004
 ICU admission4.22 (1.14–15.6)0.031
Parenchymal bands in chest CT# (yes versus no)101
 Male sex1.35 (0.47–3.89)0.584
 Age per year1.19 (0.81–1.74)0.376
 ICU admission2.99 (0.83–10.8)0.093

Multivariate logistic regression analysis. mMRC: modified Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale; DLCO: diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; LLN: lower limit of normal; CT: computed tomography. #: dependent variable.