Table 2– Characteristics of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)#
APACHE II score15.5±6.5
Glasgow Coma score <155 (22)
SAPS II28.4±12.4
Sepsis5 (22)
Shock4 (18)
ARDS13 (59)
Mechanical ventilation15 (68)
Days on mechanical ventilation9.5±12.6
ICU days10.7±12.0
ECMO3 (14)
  • Data are presented as mean±sd and n (%). APACHE: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health; SAPS: simplified acute physiology score; ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome; ECMO: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. #: n = 22. : shock was defined as systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg or mean arterial pressure <60 mmHg.