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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of 20 patients who received nonintubated chest wall stabilization

From: Nonintubated minimally invasive chest wall stabilization for multiple rib fractures: a prospective, single-arm study

Characteristic  
Sex  
 Male 12 (60%)
 Female 8 (40%)
Age 62(27-77) 59.7 ± 12.6
Side  
 Right 8 (40%)
 Left 12 (60%)
Location  
 Anteriora 6 (30%)
 Laterala 8 (40%)
 Posteriora 6 (30%)
Number of fractured ribs 5.3 ± 1.1
SPO2 (%) 95.9 ± 0.9
PaO2 (mmHg) 91.6 ± 10.2
PaCO2 (mmHg) 38.1 ± 2.2
Blood pressure (systolic blood press, mmHg) 122.1 ± 9.3
Blood pressure (diastolic blood press, mmHg) 76.3 ± 7.6
Heart rate (times/min) 79.8 ± 8.6
Pain score (VAS) 4.2 ± 0.8
Vital volume (ml) 451.3 ± 25.7
Breathing rate (times/min) 16.8 ± 1.7
  1. aIf a patient has two or more sites of rib fractures, the site where the fractures are most severe is defined as the fracture site