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Table 2 Radiological findings with respect to invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation

From: The interrelations of radiologic findings and mechanical ventilation in community acquired pneumonia patients admitted to the intensive care unit: a multicentre retrospective study

Radiological findings NIV IMV
  n % p n % p
Chest X Ray (n=152)   (n=98)  
  Consolidation 135 88.8 ns 89 90.8 ns
  Interstitial involvement 40 26.3 ns 23 23.5 ns
  Cavity 1 0.7 ns 5 5.1 0.03
  Abscess 0 - - 2 2.1 ns
  Multilobar involvement 59 42.4 ns 45 54.2 ns
  Bilateral involvement 63 41.4 ns 42 42.9 ns
Computerized tomography (n=21) (n=19)
  Consolidation 10 47.6 <0.001 16 84.2 ns
  Interstitial involvement 12 57.1 ns 8 42.1 ns
  Cavity 0 - - 0 - -
  Abscess 0 - - 0 - -
  Multilobar involvement 6 28.6 ns 6 31.6 ns
  Bilateral involvement 8 38.1 ns 11 57.9 ns
  1. ns: not significant.