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Table 3 Shows total particle count for the different particle sizes from 1 to 8 during ex vivo lung perfusion ventilation during exposure to different drugs

From: A new way of monitoring mechanical ventilation by measurement of particle flow from the airways using Pexa method in vivo and during ex vivo lung perfusion in DCD lung transplantation

  Exposure to different drugs during ex vivo lung perfusion
Baseline Potassium p value Norephineprine p value Niprid3 p value
Particle 1 3116 ± 501 34,651 ± 14,996 0.031* 26,477 ± 10,248 n.s. 51,112 ± 33,163 n.s.
Particle 2 3402 ± 699 43,478 ± 18,622 0.028* 30,545 ± 13,340 n.s. 70,152 ± 49,852 n.s.
Particle 3 5367 ± 1033 60,670 ± 24,601 0.047* 42,213 ± 16,477 n.s. 107,173 ± 74,085 n.s.
Particle 4 4649 ± 1140 37,785 ± 15,403 0.018* 25,788 ± 10,395 n.s. 71,795 ± 47,225 n.s.
Particle 5 1541 ± 502 13,298 ± 5487 n.s. 8900 ± 3438 n.s. 27,202 ± 17,516 n.s.
Particle 6 1112 ± 354 8500 ± 2967 n.s. 5643 ± 1982 n.s. 17,453 ± 11,027 n.s.
Particle 7 238 ± 87 2655 ± 895 0.048* 1757 ± 584 n.s. 5118 ± 3260 n.s.
Particle 8 221 ± 68 1182 ± 437 n.s. 908 ± 368 n.s. 2373 ± 1539 n.s.
  1. Significance was defined as: p < 0.05 (*), and p > 0.05 (not significant, n.s.)