Table. 1—

1 Clinical characteristics of 46 patients with severe hydrostatic pulmonary oedema and 56 patients with acute lung injury(ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

CharacteristicHydrostaticALI/ARDS
Male5966
Caucasian6560
Age55±1743±17*
SAPS II42±1551±18*
Hospital mortality2661*
Ventilator-free days19±117±10*
Pa,O2/Fi,O2 ratio124±7481±42*
Lung injury score2.6±0.73.0±0.7*
Tidal volume mL·kg−111.2±2.211.2±2.4
Oedema fluid:plasma protein0.49±0.160.91±0.32*
  • Data presented as mean±sd or %. SAPS II: Simplified Acute Physiology Score; Pa,O2: arterial oxygen tension; Fi,O2: inspiratory oxygen fraction. *: p<0.05 versus hydrostatic.