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Table 3 Comparison of laboratory variables before and after LPS infusion

From: Resuscitation after cardiac arrest in a septic porcine model: adding vasopressin vs epinephrine alone administration

Variables Before LPS (N = 27) After LPS (N = 27) P
pH 7.45 ± 0.15 7.40 ± 0.13 0.04
PO2, mmHg 240 ± 93 204 ± 111 0.04
PCO2, mmHg 42 ± 19 43 ± 16 ns
HCO3, mmHg 26.8 ± 3.2 25.1 ± 3.0 < 0.01
Hct,% 26.9 ± 6.2 27.8 ± 5.7 ns
Na, mmol/L 143 ± 5 143 ± 3 ns
K, mmol/L 3.6 ± 0.5 3.8 ± 0.8 ns
Ca, mmol/L 1.06 ± 0.19 1.16 ± 0.23 0.06
SpO2,% 99 ± 1 97 ± 6 ns
  1. Pooled results for both B and C groups. Data are means ± SD.
  2. PO2: arterial partial pressure of oxygen; PCO2: arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide; HCO3: bicarbonate concentration in blood; Hct: hematocrit; SpO2: arterial oxygen saturation.