Table 2

Ventilator settings and transcutaneous O2 saturation data (values are mean (SE))

Ventilator settingsRoute of frusemide administration
IntravenousNebulised
BeforeAfter2-150P valueBeforeAfter2-150P value
FIO2 0.37  (0.03)0.37  (0.03)1.00.45  (0.03)0.39  (0.04)0.04
PIP (cm H2O)17.8 (0.62)17.8 (0.62)1.017.7 (0.58)17.7 (0.55)0.67
PEEP (cm H2O)5.0 (0.17)5.1 (0.18)0.335.0 (0.17)5.0 (0.17)1.0
Rate (breaths/min)29 (4)29 (4)0.5926 (3)27 (3)0.87
Transcutaneous O2 saturation (%)95 (0.79)95 (0.65)0.894 (0.66)96 (0.66)0.21
  • 2-150 Values are 2 hours after the administration of frusemide.