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Table 1 Characteristics of the experimental groups

From: Effects of hypertonic saline and mannitol on cortical cerebral microcirculation in a rabbit craniotomy model

  Group HTS (n = 8) Group MTL (n = 8) P
Weight (kg) 2.382 ± 0.227 2.363 ± 0.159 0.8415
Sex (male:female) 3:5 5:3 0.6193
Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) 66.3 ± 4.9 65.2 ± 5.9 0.6951
Heart rate (beats/min) 189 ± 14 204 ± 7 0.0230
Temperature (°C) 39.2 ± 0.6 38.9 ± 0.6 0.3837
pH 7.36 ± 0.05 7.35 ± 0.10 0.7662
PaCO2 (kPa) 6.91 ± 0.89 7.21 ± 2.62 0.7655
PaO2 (kPa) 21.2 ± 8.2 21.0 ± 8.9 0.9613
HCO3- (mmol/l) 29.4 ± 2.2 29.0 ± 4.4 0.8158
Hemoglobin (g/l) 105 ± 4 105 ± 8 0.9076
  1. Weight, sex, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, temperature, blood gases, and hemoglobin values after initiating mechanical ventilation. HTS, hypertonic saline; MTL, mannitol