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Table 2 Comparison of oxygen supply and demand balance data before and after esmolol administration in patients with septic shock

From: Esmolol response in septic shock patients in relation to vascular waterfall phenomenon measured by critical closure pressure and mean systemic filling pressure: a prospective observational study

Variables Before treatment After treatment P
Mean SD Mean SD
ScvO2 (%) 68.4 4.7 69.8 3.2 0.063
Pcv-aCO2 (mmHg) 6.3 1.7 4.9 1.6 0.000
Lac (mmol/L) 4.0 1.0 3.6 0.9 0.012