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Table 1

From: Effects of the domiciliary use of benzodiazepines on the management of patients presenting to the emergency department with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  APACHE II scorea SBP (mmHg) pH PaCO2 (mmHg) PaO2 (mmHg) HCO3- (mEq/l) PaO2/FiO2
BDZ- 17.6 ± 4.8 144 7.32 63.1 63.1 30.1 243.4
BDZ+ 16.8 ± 6.6 130 7.33 64.6 49 33.5 216.3
P* 0.65 0.03 0.46 0.8 0.01 0.1 0.19
  1. aMean ± standard deviation. * Student t test.