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Fig. 4 | Intensive Care Medicine Experimental

Fig. 4

From: Optimal esophageal balloon volume for accurate estimation of pleural pressure at end-expiration and end-inspiration: an in vitro bench experiment

Fig. 4

Balloon volume data during simulated mechanical ventilation. Data are shown as mean and standard deviation. There were significant differences in minimal (a; V MIN, p < 0.001) and maximal (b; V MAX, p < 0.001) balloon inflating volume and the working volume (c; V WORK, p = 0.003) across different balloon types and between end-expiratory and end-inspiratory occlusion. Results of pairwise comparison are shown: *p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.05

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