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Table 3 Arterial blood-gas values at 40 min

From: Levosimendan combined with epinephrine improves rescue outcomes in a rat model of lipid-based resuscitation from bupivacaine-induced cardiac arrest

Characteristics Group LiEL
(n = 18)
Group LiE
(n = 18)
Group LiL
(n = 18)
pH 7.41 ± 0.05 7.11 ± 0.28* 7.08 ± 0.30*
PaCO2 (mmHg) 38 ± 8 53 ± 24 62 ± 25*
BE (mmol/L) −1.6 ± 2.0 11.3 ± 9.8* −10 ± 8.7*
PaO2 (mmHg) 266 ± 101 140 ± 89* 123 ± 81*
Lactate (mmol/L) 2.2 ± 0.7 5.1 ± 4.0* 6.2 ± 4.7*
  1. Data are given as mean ± SD. The LiEL, LiE, LiL groups displayed differences in PH (P < 0.001; LiEL vs LiE, P = 0.001; LiEL vs LiL, P = 0.001); The LiEL, LiE, LiL groups displayed differences in PaCO2 (P < 0.001; LiEL vs LiL, P = 0.003); The LiEL, LiE, LiL groups displayed differences in BE(P = 0.001; LiEL vs LiE, P = 0.002; LiEL vs LiL, P = 0.002); The LiEL, LiE, LiL groups displayed differences in PaO2 (P < 0.001; LiEL vs LiE, P < 0.001; LiEL vs LiL, P < 001); The LiEL, LiE, LiL groups displayed differences in LAC (P = 0.008; LiEL vs LiE, P = 0.026; LiEL vs LiL, P = 0.008). * P < 0.05 vs LiEL. BE indicates base excess