Table 1—

Patients' characteristics

Patient no.SexAge yrsBMI kg·m-−2PSV cmH2OPEEP cmH2OV'e L·min−1Pa,O2/FiO2Diagnosis
1M6722.710211.2298Peritonitis
2M8231.18410.6220Hypovolemic shock
3F5623.41089.8290Pneumonia
4F7629.28414.7140Pneumonia
5F8520.08610.7146Peritonitis
6F2417.57410.2282Stroke
7F5929.310613.8178Septic shock
8M6527.68415.4223Peritonitis
9M6921.6648.4200Pneumonia
10M6422.18410.1169Pneumonia
Mean±sd5M:5F64.7±1724.5±178.3±1.34.6±1.611.4±1.6214.6±58.8
  • M: male

  • F: female

  • BMI: body mass index

  • PSV: pressure support ventilation

  • PEEP: peak end-expiratory pressure

  • V'e: minute ventilation

  • Pa,O2/FiO2: arterial oxygen terision/inspired oxygen fraction