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Table 1 Simplified version of the clinical pulmonary infection score (sCPIS)

From: Compare the effect of noninvasive ventilation and tracheotomy in critically ill mechanically ventilated neurosurgical patients: a retrospective observe cohort study

Variables Value Points
Chest radiograph No infiltrate 0
Patchy or diffuse infiltrate 1
Localized infiltrate 2
Tracheal secretions Few 0
Moderate 1
Large 2
Purulent + 1
Temperature °C ≥36.5 and ≤ 38.4 0
≥38.5 and ≤ 38.9 1
≥39.0 or ≤ 36.0 2
Oxygenation PaO2/FIO2, mmHg > 240 or presence of ARDS 0
≤240 and absence of ARDS 2
Blood leukocytes per mm3 ≥4000 and ≤ 11,000 0
< 4000 or > 11,000 1
  1. ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome. Total points for sCPIS varied from 1 to 10 points