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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients

From: Effects on hemodynamics and gas exchange of omega-3 fatty acid-enriched lipid emulsion in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): a prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study

Diagnosis Sex Age PaO2/FiO2 LIS APACHEII PEEP Outcome
Group A: n-3        
1. Pneumonia M 74 98 4 18 7 D
2. Pneumonia M 48 166 2.3 17 8 D
3. Pneumonia M 64 133 3.6 18 12 D
4. Sepsis M 50 189 3 15 10 L
5. Smoke aspiration M 40 132 3 16 11 L
6. Bronchoaspiration M 72 84 2.6 21 8 D
7. Mediastinitis M 70 147 3.3 19 10 L
8. Bronchoaspiration M 36 183 2.5 15 7 L
Total Group A: 8 M 56 ± 15 141 ± 37 3 ± 0.5 17.4 ± 2.1 9.1 ± 1.9 4D/4L
Group B: LCT        
1. Pancreatitis F 52 152 3 16 11 L
2. Bronchoaspiration M 57 198 4 21 15 L
3. Bronchoaspiration M 56 177 2.6 17 9 D
4. Status postpneumectomy M 63 60 4 19 10 L
5. Pneumonia M 71 181 3 18 10 L
6. Pneumonia M 43 186 3.3 14 8 L
7. Pneumonia M 53 153 3 19 10 D
8. Pneumonia F 81 157 3 22 9 L
Total Group B 6M/2F 59 ± 12 158 ± 43 3.2 ± 0.5 18.2 ± 2.6 10.3 ± 2.1 2D/6L
Total n:16 14M/2F 58 ± 13 149 ± 40 3.1 ± 0.5 17.8 ± 2.3 9.7 ± 2 6D/10L
  1. LIS: Lung Injury Score. APACHEII: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. PEEP: Positive End Expiratory Pressure. M: male. F: female. D: dead. L: alive.