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Table 1 Physiological data

From: The effect of vitamin C on plasma volume in the early stage of sepsis in the rat

  Na+(mmol/L) K+(mmol/L) Hct (%) Lac (mmol/L) pH PaCo2(kPa) PaO2(kPa)
Bolus + infusion group (n = 9)        
 Baseline 136 ± 2 4.9 ± 0.3 42 ± 1 2.4 ± 0.3 7.48 ± 0.04 4.9 ± 0.4 11.0 ± 0.8
 3 h after prep 133 ± 3 5.3 ± 0.6 45 ± 3 2.7 ± 0.4 7.44 ± 0.03 4.9 ± 0.5 10.8 ± 0.7
 End of experiment 135 ± 2 6.2 ± 0.8*** 50 ± 5** 3.2 ± 0.7** 7.43 ± 0.04* 4.2 ± 0.4** 11.4 ± 0.5
Bolus group (n = 9)        
 Baseline 137 ± 2 4.4 ± 0.3 42 ± 3 2.3 ± 0.5 7.48 ± 0.03 5.0 ± 0.4 11.1 ± 0.6
 3 h after prep 133 ± 2 5.2 ± 0.3 45 ± 3 2.9 ± 0.5 7.44 ± 0.02 4.9 ± 0.4 11.4 ± 0.5
 End of experiment 135 ± 2 5.8 ± 0.9*** 50 ± 4*** 3.4 ± 0.8** 7.43 ± 0.04** 3.7 ± 0.7*** 12.5 ± 1.3
Sham group (n = 9)        
 Baseline 136 ± 2 4.8 ± 0.6 43 ± 2 2.3 ± 0.2 7.48 ± 0.05 4.9 ± 0.5 11.0 ± 0.9
 3 h after prep 134 ± 2 5.1 ± 0.6 45 ± 1 2.6 ± 0.3 7.45 ± 0.03 4.8 ± 0.3 11.0 ± 1.0
 End of experiment 134 ± 2 5.9 ± 0.6** 49 ± 2*** 2.9 ± 0.7* 7.44 ± 0.03* 4.1 ± 0.3*** 12.0 ± 0.7
  1. Data (mean ± SD) for sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), haematocrit (Hct), lactate (Lac), pH, arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) and arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2). There were no significant differences between any of the parameters analysed, between groups at any time points. Two-way ANOVA for repeated measures followed by Bonferroni post hoc test was used for the statistical analyses. There were significant differences in K+, Hct, Lac, pH and Paco2 between baseline and the end of the experiments in all groups. Unpaired two-tailed Student's t test was used for the analyses. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.