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Table 3 Values of a, b, and c in each subject according to the equation: Δ V T C O 2 % = a × ln MDT + b × EIF + c

From: Dead space and CO2 elimination related to pattern of inspiratory gas delivery in ARDS patients

Subject a b c R 2
1 12.9 2.3 9.0 0.71
2 16.4 11.5 4.8 0.76
3 11.7 6.4 4.6 0.59
4 16.7 12.8 6.4 0.84
5 14.5 0.4NS 12.9 0.74
6 13.4 5.6 7.8 0.34
7 15.6 1.9NS 11.0 0.58
8 10.9 -2.2NS 10.4 0.40
Mean 14.0 4.8 8.4 0.62
SD 2.2 5.3 3.0 0.18
  1. NS, not significantly different from zero.