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Table 2 Average daily fluid balance and average daily dose of norepinephrine between the two groups

From: Change of serum prealbumin levels and serum protein markers between egg white powder and casein protein additives in standard enteral feeding formulas in critically ill patients with acute respiratory failure

Day Casein protein group (n = 17) Egg white powder group (n = 17) p value
Average daily fluid balance (mL/day)
 Day 1 773.6 ± 151.2 1291.7 ± 332.1 0.17
 Day 2 758.2 ± 155.5 766 ± 232.1 0.98
 Day 3 736.3 ± 141.8 1039.7 ± 285.9 0.35
 Day 4 527.4 ± 190.4 641.5 ± 229.7 0.71
 Day 5 790.3 ± 157.7 872.4 ± 216.1 0.76
 Day 6 435.4 ± 174.8 754.6 ± 281.3 0.33
 Day 7 385.8 ± 157.1 559.2 ± 215.7 0.51
 Total fluid balance (mL) 4406.9 ± 546.6 6296.1 ± 1420.9 0.20
Average daily dose of norepinephrine (μg/kg/min)
 Day 1 0.008 ± 0.006 0.025 ± 0.011 0.21
 Day 2 0.004 ± 0.004 0.002 ± 0.002 0.82
 Day 3 0.005 ± 0.005 0.008 ± 0.006 0.72
 Day 4 0.008 ± 0.005 0.159 ± 0.008 0.47
 Day 5 0.019 ± 0.015 0.012 ± 0.012 0.75
 Day 6 0.034 ± 0.03 0.0 ± 0.0 0.27
 Day 7 0.034 ± 0.03 0.0 ± 0.0 0.27
  1. All data are expressed as mean ± SEM