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Table 4 Factors associated with changes of LIS immediately before and after paracentesis in mechanically ventilated patients

From: Effects of paracentesis on hemodynamic parameters and respiratory function in critically ill patients

  Univariate regression analyses Multivariate regression analysis
  Intercept Coefficient r p-value Intercept Coefficient p-value
Amount of ascites removed 0.026 -0.170 0.470 0.013* 1.517 -0.154 0.009*
LIS before paracentesis 0.638 -0.298 0.537 0.004* -0.277 0.003*
PaO2/FiO2 -2.549 0.008 0.476 0.012*   
SAPS II -1.254 0.004 0.039 0.846   
TISS -1.123 0.002 0.013 0.950   
Lung compliance -1.258 0.004 0.187 0.350   
MELD score -0.804 -0.010 0.077 0.704    
  1. LIS, lung injury score (cumulative points without x-ray); PaO2, partial arterial oxygen pressure; FiO2, fraction of inspired oxygen; SAPS II, simplified acute physiology score II; TISS, therapeutic intervention scoring system; lung compliance calculated as Vt/Pmax-PEEP, mL/cmH2O; MELD score, model for end-stage liver disease score.