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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Plasma levels of surfactant protein D and KL-6 for evaluation of lung injury in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients

  ALI/ARDS
Lung-protective
(n = 8)
ALI/ARDS
Conventional
(n = 8)
P-value no lung injury
Lung-protective
(n = 10)
no lung injury
Conventional
(n = 10)
P-value
Age (yrs) 58 ± 18 58 ± 22 0.97 57 ± 19 58 ± 19 0.82
Male sex, No. (%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 0.80 7 (70%) 7 (70%) 1.00
APACHE II score 14.8 ± 2.4 14.1 ± 2.0 0.58 13.8 ± 2.3 15.2 ± 1.5 0.78
LIS 2.2 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.5 0.74 0.7 ± 0.7 0.7 ± 0.7 0.92
Admission diagnosis    0.43    0.41
Resuscitation     7 4  
Neurological disease     2 2  
Cardiopulmonary surgery      2  
Sepsis 4 3    1  
Trauma 1 3   1 1  
Pneumonia 3 2     
  1. ALI acute lung injury; ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome; APACHE acute physiology and chronic health evaluation; LIS lung injury score. Values are displayed as means with standard deviation.