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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome with allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study

Characteristic MSCs group Placebo group p value
  (n = 6) (n = 6)  
Age (years) 66.7 ± 20.4 69.8 ± 9.1 0.74
Sex, male/female 6/0 5/1  
Causes of ARDS, n    
  Pneumonia 5 5  
  Aspiration pneumonitis 1 1  
Baseline APACHE II score 27.2 ± 6.4 23.0 ± 5.1 0.24
Baseline respiratory variables    
  PaO2/Fi02 122.4 ± 42.0 103.5 ± 32.2 0.40
  Respiratory rate 30.7 ± 3.3 34.0 ± 6.2 0.27
  PH 7.42 ± 0.08 7.36 ± 0.24 0.56
Preexisting diseases    
  Hypertention 3 3  
  Coronary artery disease 1 1  
  Neurologic disease 5 3  
  Chronic pulmonary disease 1 0  
  Diabetes 2 1  
  1. Data are presented as patient number or mean ± SD. p values were calculated using Student’s t-test. APACHE = Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.