TABLE 1

Values of Frequent Blood Tests and Respiratory Support Modality

NonintubatedIntubated
NC/NRB (n = 184)NPPVIMV-OSH (n = 11)IMV-PCH (n = 4)
HFNC (n = 26)CPAP/BiPAP (n = 37)
No. blood gases, Pco2 <45 mm Hg (%)
 182/86 (95)8/8 (100)6/7 (86)1/2 (50)0
 2–330/33 (91)6/7 (86)11/14 (79)1/3 (33)0/1 (25)
 >410/10 (100)6/6 (100)8/11 (73)0/60/3 (75)
No. CBCs, WBC >5 and <20 × 105 cells/μL3 (%)
 129/34 (85)9/12 (75)12/15 (80)2/2 (100)0/2 (50)
 2–34/6 (67)0/44/4 (100)2/3 (67)0
 >41/1 (100)0/10/10/20/2 (50)
No. chemistry panels, potassium >3.4 and <4.7 mEq/L (%)
 1–249/72 (68)8/10 (80)15/22 (68)4/4 (100)0
 3–48/16 (50)6/9 (67)2/5 (40)00
 4–92/4 (50)0/10/22/3 (67)0
 >91/1 (100)001/1 (100)1/4 (25)
  • The carbon dioxide reference range is <45 mm Hg. The WBC reference range is 5–20 × 105 cells/μL3. The potassium reference range is 3.4–4.7 mEq/L. The magnesium reference range is 1.5–3.5 mg/dL. WBC, white blood cell count.