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NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS

201

GENDER (M/F)

107/94

AGE (years)

71.63; (8.69)

COMORBIDITIES

Renal failure

33 (16.4%)

Diabetes

29 (14.4%)

Cardiovascular disease

88 (43.8%)

Fibrothorax

14 (6.96%)

Obesity

26 (12.9%)

OSAS

10 (4.97%)

Renal TB

1 (0.5%)

Cancer

6 (3%)

Cor pulmonale

89 (44.3%)

Kyphoscoliosis

4 (2%)

Hepatopathy

1 (0.5%)

Encephalopathy

1 (0.5%)

Hypertension

59 (29.3%)

Bipolar disorder

4 (2%)

Neuromuscular disease

1 (0.5%)

Cachexia

1 (0.5%)

GCS

12.52; (2.78)

APACHE II

21.22; (5.62)

PaO2 START (mmHg)

57.01; (17.27)

PaCO2 START (mmHg)

94.43; (15.47)

pH START

7.26; (0.06)

RR START breaths/min)

24.93; (8.00)

PaO2 NIV (mmHg)

67.87; (13.00)

PaCO2 NIV (mmHg)

78.74 (14.14)

pH NIV

7.34; (0.06)

PaO2 END (mmHg)

67.07; (11.44)

PaCO2 END (mmHg)

70.43; (21.13)

pH END

7.37; (0.08)

LENGHT OF STAY (days)

13.00; (11.34)

SUCCESS/FAILURE

151/50

ETIs (n)

23 (11.4%)

TRACHEOSTOMIES (n)

9 (4.5%)

DEATHS (n)

33 (16.4%)

DISCHARGES/TRANSFERS TO OTHER UNITS (n)

157 (78.1%)

TRANSFERS TO ICU

10 (4.97%)


Table 1. Demographic characteristics, baseline parameters at admission and evaluated outcomes. Continuous variables are expressed as mean; (standard deviation). Categorical variables are expressed as absolute number and/or percentage of the total. OSAS: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome; TB: Tuberculosis; GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale; APACHE II: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; PaO2: partial pressure of arterial oxigen; PaCO2: partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide; RR: respiratory rate; NIV: Non invasive ventilation; ETI: Endotracheal intubation; ICU: Intensive Care Unit; PaO2, PaCO2, pH, RR START: values measured at admission; PaO2, PaCO2, pH NIV: values measured after 2 – 4 hours of NIV; PaO2, PaCO2, pH END: values measured at discharge/death/ETI.