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Table 2 Ventilatory variables and ventilator settings before and after reduction of the arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure (PaCO2)

From: Cerebral haemodynamics and carbon dioxide reactivity during sepsis syndrome

  Baseline Decreased PaCO2
Relative risk (1/min) 20 ± 3 26 ± 3*
Tidal volume (ml) 439 ± 122 422 ± 146
Expiratory minute ventilation (l/min) 9.3 ± 2.6 13.3 ± 3.7*
Airway pressure (mbar) 21 ± 4 21 ± 4
Positive end-expiratory pressure (mbar) 17 ± 3 17 ± 3
Arterial oxygen partial pressure (kPa) 14.2 ± 3.2 13.8 ± 3.6
Arterial oxygen saturation (%) 97 ± 1 97 ± 1
PaCO2 (kPa) 5.85 ± 1.06 4.92 ± 1.06*
pH 7.38 ± 0.1 7.41 ± 0.1*
  1. *P < 0.05, matched pairs t test, n = 10.