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Table 1 Arterial blood gases (pH, PaO2, PaCO2, HCO3-) and plasma lactic acid measured at the end of the procedure in control, sepsis, MV-sepsis and MV-control groups

From: Mechanical ventilation preserves diaphragm mitochondrial function in a rat sepsis model

  Control Sepsis MV-control MV-sepsis
pH 7.41±0.16 7.21±0.03* 7.47±0.06 7.25±0.03§‡
PO2 (mmHg) 107 ± 15 108±18 146±3 145±9
PCO2 (mmHg) 35±2 17±3*† 41±7 23±3§‡
HCO3 (mmol/L) 35±4 17±3* 29±5 10±2§‡
Lactic acid (mmol/L) 2.99±0.95 9.32±1.86* 2.11±0.46 9.85±1.44§‡
  1. Data are means ± SEM from 6 animals per group. Data are means ± SEM from 6 animals per group. *p < 0.05 sepsis versus control; p < 0.05 sepsis versus MV-control; p < 0.05 MV-sepsis versus control and §p < 0.05 MV-sepsis versus MV-control