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Table 1 Study patient characteristics

From: Operational evaluation of the earlobe arterialized blood collector in critically ill patients

Patients 55
 Male 40 (72.7%)
 Age 63 (24–83)
 Arterial hypertension 23 (41.8%)
 Diabetes mellitus 19 (34.5%)
 Chronic cardiac failure 4 (7.3%)
 Severe vasculopathy 4 (7.3%)
 Renal insufficiency 5 (9.1%)
Diagnostic at ICU admission  
 Severe sepsis 21 (38.1%)
 Respiratory failure 7 (12.7%)
 Severe trauma 7 (12.7%)
 Neurological 6 (10.8%)
 Cardiogenic shock 5 (9.1%)
 Miscellaneous 9 (16%)