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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and major clinical information of patients with ALI/ARDS

From: Chest sonography: a useful tool to differentiate acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema from acute respiratory distress syndrome

ALI/ARDS (n = 18)
AGE (y)  
Mean ± SD 68 ± 11.2
Range 47–80
Sex (no. of patients)  
M 11
F 7
Cause of ALI/ARDS (no. of patients)  
Acute pancreatitis 3
Sepsis 10
Fat embolism 1
Aspiration 2
Pneumonia 2
ALI 3
ARDS 15
Mechanical ventilation 16
Non invasive ventilation 2