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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients in peripheral hospital

From: Feasibility of inter-hospital transportation using extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support of patients affected by severe swine-flu(H1N1)-related ARDS

  GROUP A (N patients:4) GROUP B (N patients:8)
  Median Range Median Range
Age (years) 44.5 30-48 43.5 15-53
BMI 36.35 24.5-56.2 27.3 19.6-27.3
Distance from the local hospital to the ECMO-centre (Km) 78 35-520 80 25-740
Transfer time (minutes) 125 25-240 40 15-240
Duration of MV (days) 2.5 1-6 1 1-3
SAPS II score 42 38-54 28 24-66
SOFA score 13.5 11-16 11 4-16
ICU LOS (days) 3 1-4 1.5 2-7
Hospital LOS (days) 3.5 1-4 2 2-7
PaO2/FiO2 46.8 45.6-54.9 89.7 66.0-116.0
PaCo2 (mmHg) 63.9 54.0-89.0 49.7 21.0-63.8
PH 7.26 7.22-7.32 7.35 7.18-7.48
Peep (cm H2O) 15 10-16 8.5 6.0-10.0
Murray score 3.50 3.25-4.00 2.75 2.25-3.00
Cst (ml/cm H2O) 29.5 13.0-40.0 37 26-58
  1. Clinical characteristics, gas exchange of patients in peripheral hospital at the moment of ECMO-centre activation and transport characteristics. All patients were at fractional inspired concentration of oxygen (FiO2) = 1.0. PEEP: positive end-expiratory pressure; PaO2: arterial oxygen partial pressure; PaCO2: arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure; LOS: length of stay; MV: mechanical ventilation; BMI: body mass index; SAPS: Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SOFA: Sequential Organ Failure Assessment; Cst: static pulmonary compliance.