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Table 1 Clinical parameters of two patients admitted to the ICU (sedative infusions and mechanical ventilation required)

From: Oxygen uptake-to-delivery relationship: a way to assess adequate flow

  Patient 1 (male, 84 years) Patient 2 (male, 24 years)
Parameters H0 H2 H0 H5 H6
Temperature (°C) 35.2 36.8 40.2 38.5 38.5
MAP (mmHg) 65 68 55 99 97
Heart rate (beats/min) 65 74 117 113 111
SpO2 (%) 100 100 97 96 97
Haemoglobin (g/l) 11.0 11.1 13.6 13.0 13.0
Serum lactate (mEq/l) 3 2 10.3 6.6 6.2
Cardiac index (l/min per m2) 2.1 2.3 4.1 6.5 6.4
SvO2 (%) 65 68 75 76 75
oVO2 (mL/min per m2) 88 119 178 240 237
  1. H, delay in hours; ICU, intensive care unit; MAP, mean arterial pressure; SvO2, mixed venous oxygen saturation; oVO2, observed oxygen consumption.