Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Insufficient Humidification of Respiratory Gases in Patients Who Are Undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia at a Paediatric and Adult Intensive Care Unit

Table 1

Clinical background variables of the study population.

VariablesNumber (%), median (range) or median 95% CI}

Sex (female)3 (50.0%)
Age (year)28.0 (0.5–61.8)
Body weight (kg)30.4 (5.0–66.0)
Cooling indication
 Cardiopulmonary arrest3 (50.0%)
 Acute encephalopathy2 (33.3%)
 Subarachnoid haemorrhage1 (16.7%)
Ventilator
 8404 (66.7%)
 VELA1 (16.7%)
 Evita XL1 (16.7%)
Ventilator mode
 Patient-triggered5 (83.3%)
 Bilevel1 (16.7%)
Constant flow of ventilator (L/min)4.9 3.3–6.6}
Mean airway pressure (cmH2O)10.7 7.9–13.5}
Fraction of inspired oxygen (%)0.5 0.3–0.6}
Ambient temperature (°C)25.8 24.9–26.8}
Ambient humidity (%)37.6 34.8–40.3}
Core body temperature (°C)34.2 33.6–34.9}
Size of endotracheal tube (mm)5.5 (4.0–9.0)
Adverse events
 Tube obstruction1 (16.7%)
 Pneumothorax1 (16.7%)
 Ventilator-associated pneumonia2 (33.3%)
 Septicaemia0
 Death0
Days on ventilator43 (1–88)