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Table 2 Baseline patient characteristics at the time of enrollment*

From: Diagnostic utility of C-reactive Protein combined with brain natriuretic peptide in acute pulmonary edema: a cross sectional study

  ALI/ARDS (n= 53) CPE (n= 71) Mixed (n= 23) p values for ALI/ARDS vs CPE
Patient demographics     
   age, yrs 78 (69-85) 81 (74-89) 81 (75-89) 0.083
   male gender 34 (64) 35 (49) 13 (57) 0.100
History of cardiac disease     
   chronic heart failure 18 (34) 36 (51) 16 (70) 0.063
   myocardial infarction 9 (17) 18 (25) 5 (22) 0.264
   angina pectoris 4 (8) 7 (10) 2 (9) 0.654
   prior PCI 3 (6) 7 (10) 3 (13) 0.606
   prior CABG 4 (8) 5 (7) 3 (13) 0.915
History of diabetes mellitus 9 (17) 21 (30) 7 (30) 0.105
History of pulmonary disease     
   COPD 5 (9) 2 (3) 0 (0) 0.114
   asthma 1 (2) 1 (1) 1 (4) 0.834
Physical examination     
   systolic blood pressure, mmHg 120 (100-146) 148 (126-170) 126 (110-156) < 0.001
   diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 67 (54-83) 86 (70-100) 80 (64-89) < 0.001
   heart rate, beats/min 100 (79-113) 108 (90-119) 104 (90-136) 0.109
   body temperature,°F 98.6 (97.0-99.9) 98.1 (97.0-98.8) 98.6 (97.5-100.8) 0.483
   S3 gallop 2 (4) 11 (15) 5 (22) 0.031
  1. *Data are expressed as the number (%) or median (interquartile range).
  2. ALI: acute lung injury; ARDS: acute respiratory distress syndrome; CABG: coronary artery bypass graft; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CPE: cardiogenic pulmonary edema; PCI: percutaneous coronary intervention; PCWP: pulmonary capillary wedge pressure