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Table 1 Demographic data of all patients

From: Monitoring sedation for bronchoscopy in mechanically ventilated patients by using the Ramsay sedation scale versus auditory-evoked potentials

Characteristics AEP monitor group (n = 19) RSS monitor group (n = 18) P
Admission diagnosis    
Pneumonia 10 11  
Sepsis 3 2  
Malignancy 2 2  
Stroke 2 0  
Burn 0 1  
Others 2 2  
Reasons for bronchoscopy    
Pneumonia 13 12  
Lung cancer 4 3  
Hemoptysis 1 1  
Sputum impaction 1 0  
Foreign body aspiration 0 1  
Burn 0 1  
Age (yr) 68.6 ± 14.1 68.8 ± 16.2 0.968
Body weight (kg) 63.4 ± 8.4 58.5 ± 11.2 0.148
Gender (F/M) (%) 5/14 (26.3) 4/14 (28.6) 0.759
APACHE II score 23 [20-27] 22 [20-25] 0.700
ICU day when bronchoscopy was performed 5 [2.5-9.5] 4.5 [2-7] 0.399
PaO2/FiO2 before bronchoscopy 204.9 ± 32.8 212.9 ± 32.9 0.464
Heart rate (beats/min) 96 ± 24 94 ± 17 0.728
MAP (mmHg) 87 ± 18 88 ± 11 0.859
AAI 55 [49-60] 53 [46-60] 0.382
RSS 3 [2.5-4] 3 [2.25-4] 0.930
Propofol dosage before bronchoscopy (μgkg-1min-1) 16.8 [11.4-32.5] 17.6 [10.2-21.2] 0.617
  1. Data are presented as the number (n), mean ± standard deviation, or median [interquartile range]. AAI: Alaris AEP index; AEP: auditory evoked potentials; APACHE: acute physiologic and chronic health evaluation; FiO 2 : fraction of inspired oxygen; MAP: mean arterial pressure; PaO 2 : partial pressure of arterial oxygen; RSS: Ramsay sedation scale.