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Table 1 Patient characteristics on the day of SLB (n = 16)

From: The utility of surgical lung biopsy in cancer patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

Age, mean±SD 55 ± 15
Male gender, n (%) 12 (75)
APACHE II on ICU admission, mean±SD 21 ± 5
Characteristics of the malignancy, n (%)  
  Hematologic malignancy 10 (62.5)
  Solid tumor 6 (37.5)
Status of the malignancy at the day of SLB  
  Recent diagnosis in 3 months 3 (19)
  Stable disease 5 (31)
  Progression disease 8 (50)
Chemotherapy in one month, n (%) 8 (50)
HRCT before SLB, n (%) 10 (62.5)
BAL before SLB, n (%) 15 (93.8)
PaO2/FiO2 ratio (mmHg), mean±SD 143 ± 55
PEEP (cm H2O), mean±SD 10.9 ± 2.2
Tidal volume (ml/kg PBW) 7.3 ± 1.2
ALI score, mean±SD 3.1 ± 0.3
Days from ARDS onset to SLB, mean±SD 3.0 ± 1.5
Mechanical ventilator days 10.1 ± 6.6
ICU length of stay 11.3 ± 6.3
Hospital length of stay 31.6 ± 18.6
  1. SLB: surgical lung biopsy; APACHE II: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; HRCT: high-resolution computed tomography; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; PaO2: arterial partial pressure of oxygen; FiO2: fraction of inspired oxygen; PEEP: positive-end expiratory pressure; PBW: predict body weight; ALI: acute lung injury.