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Table 2 Clinical characteristics on ICU admission

From: Validation of the Pneumocystis pneumonia score in haematology patients with acute respiratory failure

  PCP (n = 13) No-PCP (n = 128) P value
Symptom to ICU admission, day 10.0 (2.0–19.0) 6.0 (2.0–12.5) 0.594
Severity score at ICU admission
 Initial SOFA 7.0 (5.0–11.0) 8.0 (5.0–10.0) 0.929
Presented symptom
 Cough 6 (46.2) 57 (44.5) 1.000
 Sputum 1 (7.7) 39 (30.5) 0.158
 Myalgia 3 (23.1) 55 (43.0) 0.274
Neutropenia within 1 week 6 (46.2) 42 (32.8) 0.509
Vital sign at ICU admission
 SpO2, % 93.0 (88.0–97.0) 95.0 (91.0–97.5) 0.326
 Respiratory rate, breaths/min 25.0 (24.0–32.0) 27.0 (20.0–32.0) 0.954
 Heart rate, beats/min 111.0 (98.0–131.0) 115.0 (100.5–136.0) 0.620
 Body temperature, °C 37.4 (36.6–38.4) 37.5 (36.8–38.3) 0.482
 Glasgow coma scale 15.0 (14.0–15.0) 15.0 (13.0–15.0) 0.596
 PaO2/FiO2 ratio 136.0 (100.8–191.0) 143.0 (104.5–202.8) 0.948
Laboratory test
 WBC, ×103/μl 3.0 (1.4–6.7) 5.6 (2.4–13.4) 0.151
 ALC, ×103/μl 0.3 (0.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.2–1.6) 0.628
 Albumin, g/dL 2.9 (2.4–3.3) 2.9 (2.7–3.3) 0.783
 C-reactive protein, mg/dL 20.2 (8.7–22.9) 13.7 (7.1–21.3) 0.279
 Procalcitonin, ng/mL 0.5 (0.1–4.3) 0.7 (0.3–2.6) 0.490
 Lactate dehydrogenase, IU/L 646.0 (564.0–728.0) 943.5 (613.0–1642.0) 0.064
 Haemoglobin, g/dL 9.9 (9.0–10.5) 9.1 (8.3–10.4) 0.354
Initial organ support at ICU admission
 Ventilation support    0.651
 Mechanical ventilation 8 (61.5) 79 (58.5)  
 High-flow nasal cannula 4 (30.8) 45 (33.3)  
 Non-invasive ventilation 0 (0.0) 1 (0.8)  
 Shock 5 (38.5) 37 (28.9) 0.916
 Requiring renal replacement therapy 0 (0.0) 9 (7.0) 0.695
Chest radiography findings
 Focal or diffuse alveolar pattern 3 (23.1) 40 (31.2) 1.000
 Focal or diffuse interstitial pattern 6 (46.2) 60 (46.9) 1.000
 Focal or diffuse alveolar-interstitial pattern 6 (46.2) 56 (43.8) 1.000
 Pleural effusion 3 (23.1) 41 (32.0) 0.727
  1. Values are given as median (interquartile range) or number (percentage)
  2. ICU intensive care unit, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, WBC white blood cell, ALC absolute lymphocyte count, PCP Pneumocystis pneumonia