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Table 1 General characteristics of COVID-19 patients on admission and Lung Ultrasound (LUS) score at admission and discharge

From: Patients in intensive care unit for COVID-19 pneumonia: the lung ultrasound patterns at admission and discharge. An observational pilot study

Gender, male 21/28 (75%) EF (%) 50 [45–55]
Age (years) 69 [61–77] MAP (mmHg) 83 [73.3–86.3]
BMI (kg/m2) 27.5 [24.5–32.6] HR (bpm) 80 [69.3–85.5]
Time from onset of symptoms to ICU admission (days) 9 [7–12.25] Vasoactive drugs 10/28 (35.7%)
NIV on admission 16/28 [57.2%] Age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index 4 [2.75–4.25]
ETT on admission 12/28 [42.8%] SOFA score 3 [2–5]
PaO2/FiO2 ratio 146.5 [111.5–152.5] Pct ug/L (0–0.5) 0.34 [0.09–1.06]
PEEP (cmH2O) 12 [10–12] proBNP ng/L (0–100) 55 [31–124]
Admission Discharge
 Global LUS score 27.5 [21–32.25]  Global LUS score 31 [24.75–33]
 LUS score survivors 28 [20.5–32]  LUS score survivors 31 [17.5–32.75]
 LUS score non-survivors 25 [21–32.5]  LUS score non-survivors 30.5 [27–32.75]
 LUS score right lung 13 [10.75–16]  LUS score right lung 14.5 [11.75–16.25]
 LUS score left lung 15 [10.75–17]  LUS score left lung 16 [13–18]
  1. Variables are expressed as median and interquartile range or percentage
  2. NIV non-invasive ventilation, ETT endotracheal tube, EF ejection fraction, Pct procalcitonin, pro-BNP brain natriuretic peptide, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, MAP mean arterial pressure, HR heart rate, BMI body mass index
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