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Table 5 Effect of decompressive laparotomy on respiratory variables as reported in 14 studies

From: Decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome – a critical analysis

Reference n PaO2/FIO2 ratio Peak airway pressure Static compliance Dynamic compliance
   Before After Before After Before After Before After
[25] 6 120 239 - - - - - -
[27] 4 - - 57.25 42.75 - - - -
[17] 21 177 229 44 32 27 38 - -
[28] 11 165 236 - - - - 13 24
[18] 49 180 193 35.5 33.5 - - 24.1 27.6
[29] 6 - - 61 44 - - - -
[2] 17 150 232 36 25 - - - -
[32] 10 - - 54 34.2 - - - -
[16] 4 - - 37 32 - - - -
[10] 4 78 154 46 41 - - - -
[33] 18 - - 55.6 39.8 - - - -
[34] 9 - - 39 30 - - - -
[35] 26 136 174 49 38 24 38 - -
[15] 17 - - 29.5 27.5 - - - -
  1. Numbers in bold are the significant difference between value before and after decompression. PaO2 = partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood, FiO2 = fraction of inspired oxygen.