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Table 3 Distribution of ultrasound signs in the two studied groups

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

  ALI/ARDS (18 pt.) APE (40 pt.) p
Sex (n° males) 11 (61%) 25 (62.5%) 0.92 (ns)
Mechanical ventilation (n) 16 (88.8%) 8 (20%) < 0.0001
AIS 18 (100%) 40 (100%) ns
Pleural line abnormalities 18 (100%) 10 (25%) < 0.0001
Reduction or absence of lung sliding 18 (100%) 0 < 0.0001
"Spared areas" 18 (100%) 0 < 0.0001
Consolidations 15 (83.3%) 0 < 0.0001
Pleural effusion 12 (66.6%) 38 (95%) 0.004
"Lung pulse" 9 (50%) 0 < 0.0001