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Table 1 Clinical characteristics at admission of the 50 patients included in the study and the 61 patients excluded because of the lack of pro-ADM levels

From: Pro-adrenomedullin usefulness in the management of children with community-acquired pneumonia, a preliminar prospective observational study

  Included patients (n = 50) Excluded patients (n = 61) p
Female sex, n (%) 26 (52) 28 (45.9) 0.327
Age 4.5 years (1.9 months to 13.6 years) 2.5 years (23 days to 12.9 years) 0.74
Maximum temperature, °C 39.5 (38–40.7) 39 (37–41.2) 0.41
Duration of fever, days 3 (0.2 to 7) 3 (0–21) 0.838
Respiratory distress, n (%) 26 (52) 42 (68.8) 0.053
Percutaneous oxygen saturation < 95%, n (%) 16 (32) 25 (40.9) 0.159
Chest radiograph    
- Unilobar infiltrate, n (%) 36 (72) 39 (63.9) 0.512
- Multilobar infiltrate, n (%) 10 (20) 13 (21.3)  
- Interstitial infiltrate, n (%) 4 (8) 9 (14.7)  
  1. The values are displayed as medians and ranges, unless otherwise indicated.