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Table 4 Numbers of lambs undergoing various resuscitative measures

From: Cardiovascular stability during arteriovenous extracorporeal therapy: a randomized controlled study in lambs with acute lung injury

Type of support Group P a
  CMV (n = 8) AV-ECMO (n = 9)  
Lactated Ringer's (10 ml/kg) 2 8 0.015
Epinephrine (0.5–2 μg/kg per min) 1 6 0.049
Dopamine (5 μg/kg per min) 1 6 0.049
Bicarbonate (1 mEq/kg bolus) 1 6 0.049
Surviving/nonsurviving 6/2 4/5 0.333
Total number of resuscitative measures in surviving lambs 2 (n = 6) 12 (n = 4) 0.001
Cause of death Prolonged hypotension with MAP <30 mmHg Prolonged hypotension with MAP <30 mmHg and AV shunt <5% of CO  
  1. Comparison of various resuscitative measures after acute lung injury in surviving and nonsurviving lambs subjected to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) with closed arteriovenous (AV) shunt or CMV with AV-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) using up to 15% AV shunt. aP values derived using Fisher's exact test. CO, cardfiac output; MAP, mean arterial pressure.