Table 4

Clinical outcomes in patients treated with iron lung ventilation (ILV) and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV)

ILVIMVp‐value
Patients n2222
Deaths in ICU4/22 (18.2)5/22 (22.7)1.0
Deaths in hospital4/22 (18.2)6/22 (27.3)0.719
Duration of MV# days2 (1–6)7 (1– 26)0.0001
Rate of endotracheal intubation4/22 (18.2)
Rate of tracheostomy1/22 (4.5)5/22 (22.7)0.188
Length of hospital stay# days15 (6–55)25 (11–65)0.007
  • Data are presented as n/total n (%) or median (range) unless otherwise stated

  • ICU: intensive care unit

  • MV: mechanical ventilation

  • #: in survivors