Table 1. Characteristics of patients providing BAL fluid samples.

hsa–miR-223 analysis was assessed in BAL fluid collected from 55 patients with ARDS within the first 7 days after diagnosis. Demographic data and APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation) clinical scores are shown. BAL samples from eight healthy nonsmokers (five males and three females) served as controls. n/a, not applicable.

ARDS patientGenderAgePrimary etiologyAPACHE II scoreARDS patientGenderAgePrimary etiologyAPACHE II score
1Male27Aspiration2931Male63Sepsisn/a
2Male77Sepsis4032Female37Pneumonia16
3Male37Pneumonian/a33Female37Sepsis21
4Male37Pneumonia1534Male57Aspiration21
5Female20Trauman/a35Male23Aspiration15
6Female59Pancreatitis3336Female28Aspiration18
7Male27Sepsisn/a37Female57Aspiration13
8Male62Sepsisn/a38Male53Sepsis33
9Female52Pneumonia1539Female42Sepsis8
10Male48Sepsis3040Female50Aspiration20
11Male59Sepsisn/a41Male38Pneumonia12
12Male37Pneumonia1542Female36Pneumonia13
13Female44Unknown2143Male56Sepsis18
14Male33Aspiration1344Female47Sepsis9
15Female71Pneumonia2245Male50Sepsis22
16Male52Sepsis1046Female54Sepsis24
17Female53Pneumonia747Male58Pneumonia23
18Male74Pneumonia3448Male53Pancreatitis19
19Female45Pneumonia1449Male48Sepsis13
20Female59Pancreatitis2050Female49Pneumonia25
21Male37Inhalation1951Male69Pancreatitis19
22Female60Aspiration1452Male57Pneumonia8
23Male60Pneumonia2353Female43Aspiration5
24Male64Aspiration4354Male50Pneumonia24
25Male43Unknown2255Male42Aspiration15
26Female47Pneumonia24
27Male30Trauma20
28Male53Aspiration27
29Male39Sepsis13
30Male45Aspiration30