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Table 2 Demographic data and diagnosis at admission in each group

From: Impact of an ultrasound-driven diagnostic protocol at early intensive-care stay: a randomized-controlled trial

Groups (N = 80) POCUS (n = 40) Control (n = 40) P value
Age, median ± SD, y 60 ± 15 57 ± 15 0.99
Sex, no. (%), male 24 (60.0) 23 (57.5%) 0.99
APACHE II, median ± SD 27 ± 9 26 ± 7 0.99
Diagnosis at admission, no. (%)    0.99
 Respiratory sepsis 6 (15.0) 4 (10.0)  
 Severe community-acquired pneumonia 5 (12.5) 3 (7.5)  
 Decompensated heart failure 5 (12.5) 4 (10.0)  
 Peritoneal sepsis 4 (10.0) 4 (10.0)  
 Pulmonary tuberculosis 2 (5.0) 1 (2.5)  
 Guillain–Barré syndrome 2 (5.0) 1 (2.5)  
 Sepsis unknown origin 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0)  
 Third-degree AV block 1 (2.5) 2 (5.0)  
 Stroke 3 (7.5) 3 (7.5)  
 COPD exacerbation 2 (5.0) 5 (12.5)  
 Acute myocardial infarction 2 (5.0) 2 (5.0)  
 Severe trauma 2 (5.0) 3 (7.5)  
 Suicide attempt 2 (5.0) 3 (7.5)  
 Acute bacterial meningitis 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0)  
 Pulmonary embolism 1 (2.5) 1 (2.5)  
 Thyrotoxicosis 1 (2.5) 0 (0.0)  
 Enteric sepsis 0 (0.0) 2 (5.0)  
 Acute encephalitis 0 (0.0) 1 (2.5)  
 Status epilepticus 0 (0.0) 1 (2.5)  
  1. APACHE II Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II, AV atrioventricular, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, POCUS point-of-care ultrasound