Table 1

Demographic and baseline data

Procedure population
Patients with unsuccessful placement attempt
n=8
Patients with successful
placement attempt
n=57
All
n=65
Age (years)Median636464
Range56–7323–8823–88
GenderFemale12324 (37%)
Male73441 (63%)
Presence of endotracheal tubeEndotracheal tube85159
Obtunded066
Sedated000
Ethnic backgroundBlack or African-American077
Non-Hispanic White84957
Hispanic011
Admitting serviceICU—cardiovascular448
ICU—medical145
ICU—neurological022
ICU—surgical055
ICU—trauma34245
  • ICU, Intensive Care Unit.