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Table 1 Characteristics of trial participants

From: A feasibility study evaluating a reservoir storage system for continuous oxygen delivery for children with hypoxemia in Kenya

Characteristic Summary statistic (N = 9)
Demographics
 Female sex, n (%) 4 (44)
 Age (years), median (IQR) 2 (1–3)
Facility, n (%)
 Suba 5 (56)
 Ahero 4 (44)
Vital signs at admission
 Temperature (axillary, °C), median (IQR) 37.3 (36.7–37.7)
  Fever (Tax > 37.5 °C), n (%) 4 (44)
 Respiratory rate (breaths/min), median (IQR) 38 (38–42)
  Tachypnea,a n (%) 5 (56)
 Heart rate (beats/min), median (IQR) 136 (119–149)
  Tachycardia,a n (%) 3 (33)
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg), median (IQR) 95 (90–98)
  Hypotension, n (%) 0
 SpO2 (% on room air),b median (IQR) 80 (79–85)
  Hypoxemia (< 90%), n (%) 9 (100)
History of presenting illness, n (%)
 Cough 8 (89)
 Difficulty breathing 9 (100)
 Convulsions 1 (11)
 Not eating/drinking anything 1 (11)
Physical exam at admission
 Chest indrawing, n (%) 7 (78)
 Wheezing, n (%) 1 (11)
 Delayed capillary refill time (> 3 s), n (s) 0
 Altered consciousness, n (%) 0
 Composite clinical severity (SICK) score,c median (IQR) 1.7 (1.7–1.9)
Diagnoses, n (%)
 Pneumonia 7 (78)
 Malaria 3 (33)
 Otherd 3 (33)
MPR utilization, n (%)
 Patient finished O2 treatment with MPR 5 (56)
 MPR stopped early, switch to O2 cylinder 4 (44)
Outcome, n (%)
 Discharged home 5 (56)
 Transferred to another facility 3 (33)
Fatal 1 (11)
  1. aDefined as > 99th percentile for age [14]
  2. bPeripheral blood oxygen saturation
  3. cSigns of Inflammation in Children that Kill (SICK) [14, 15]
  4. dOne patient was diagnosed with HIV, tuberculosis and malnutrition; one patient was diagnosed with sickle-cell disease; and one patient was diagnosed with diarrhea and convulsions