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Table 3 Respiratory parameters

From: Effects on hemodynamics and gas exchange of omega-3 fatty acid-enriched lipid emulsion in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): a prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study

  T-0 h (baseline, preinfusion) T-6 h T-12 h (final infusion) T-18 (6 h postinfusion)
PaO 2 /FiO 2     
A: n-3 137 ± 35 143 ± 44 161 ± 87 162 ± 59
B: LCT 158 ± 43 158 ± 47 184 ± 84 192 ± 66
pH     
A: n-3 7.42 ± 0.07 7.41 ± 0.07 7.38 ± 0.06 7.41 ± 0.07
B: LCT 7.40 ± 0.07 7.41 ± 0.06 7.40 ± 0.06 7.41 ± 0.1
PaO 2     
A: n-3 90 ± 25 99 ± 17 127 ± 85 106 ± 30
B: LCT 101 ± 32 99 ± 31 113 ± 59 122 ± 42
PaCO 2     
A: n-3 42 ± 2.3 41.2 ± 4.9 44.6 ± 4.7 43.8 ± 5
B: LCT 40.5 ± 7.6 41.9 ± 8 41.3 ± 5 40.5 ± 6
ST BIC     
A: n-3 26.6 ± 4.5 25.5 ± 4.7 25.6 ± 4.1 26.6 ± 3.4
B: LCT 24.5 ± 4 25.9 ± 5.4 25 ± 3.1 25.5 ± 5.2
BE     
A: n-3 2.4 ± 4.6 0.9 ± 4.8 0.6 ± 4.5 1.9 ± 4.4
B: LCT 0.1 ± 4.4 1.2 ± 5 0.3 ± 4 0.9 ± 5.5
  1. BE: base excess, ST BIC: standard bicarbonate.