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Table 1 Clinical features of the studied population on admission.

From: The clinical significance of serum and bronchoalveolar lavage inflammatory cytokines in patients at risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Group N Sex Age (yr) Diagnosis PaO2/FiO2 APACHE II
A 20 M = 14 53 ± 19 Trauma 9 121 ± 10 19.8 ± 1.4
   F = 6   Pneumonia 3   
     Sepsis 2   
     Transfusion 2   
     Pancreatitis 2   
     Intoxication 1   
     Burns 1   
B 12 M = 8 56 ± 20 Sepsis 3 239 ± 30 20.5 ± 1.3
   F = 4   Pneumonia 4   
     Trauma 4   
     Pancreatitis 1   
C 27 M = 21 49 ± 18 Sepsis 12 276 ± 16 16.0 ± 1.1*
   F = 6   Trauma 5   
     Pneumonia 2   
     Transfusion 2   
     Intoxication 2   
     Arrest 2   
     Pancreatitis 2   
D 33 M = 20 36 ± 16    
   F = 13     
  1. M = male, F = female, burns = >40% of the body surface. * p < 0.05 group A vs groups B and C.