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Table 2 Neurologic deficit score

From: Brief inhalation of nitric oxide increases resuscitation success and improves 7-day-survival after cardiac arrest in rats: a randomized controlled animal study

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Control 300 ± 99 308 ± 104 373 ± 85 390 ± 94 390 ± 94 390 ± 94 403 ± 82
20 pm iNO 393 ± 157 473* ± 43 479* ± 37 482* ± 23 485* ± 24 487* ± 18 488* ± 17
40 ppm iNO 376 ± 85 398 ± 70 430 ± 54 454 ± 40 471 ± 36 463 ± 43 467 ± 45
  1. Neurological deficit score on all days following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Control animals exhibited severe neurological dysfunction. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO)-treated animals had better neurological outcomes, with a statistically significant difference in animals treated with 20 ppm iNO on postoperative days 2–7; *p <0.05 for 20 ppm iNO vs. control; mean ± SD. Day 1: Control, n = 5; 20 ppm iNO, n = 10; 40 ppm iNO, n = 6. Days 2–7: Control, n = 4; 20 ppm iNO, n = 10; 40 ppm iNO, n = 6