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Table 2 Arterial blood-gas values in survivors and non-survivors

From: Pulmonary complications in dogs with acute presentation of pancreatitis

ParameterSurvivors
(n = 14)
Non-survivors (n = 12)Reference intervalP-value
pHa7.4 (7.14–7.54)7.4 (7.10–7.76)7.35–7.460.73
PaCO2a (mmHg)30.75 (13.5–45.9)23.1 (18–45.5)34–43.50.014
PaO2a (mmHg)97.05 (51.5–120)89.6 (48.8–110)80.9–103.17
A − a gradientb (mmHg)30.06 ± 11.3843.86 ± 20.680–200.04
PaO2/FiO2a (mmHg)462.1 (245.2–571.4)426.7 (232.4–523.8)>  400.17
HCO3−a (mmol/L)18.45 (5.9–27.1)13.7 (9.5–36.7)18–240.019
  1. aResults obtained using Mann-Whitney U-test (data are expressed as median and range in brackets)
  2. bResult obtained using unpaired t-test (data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation)