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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory data of patients before and after the neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) session

From: Acute microcirculatory effects of medium frequency versus high frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation in critically ill patients - a pilot study

  HF protocol (n = 17) MF protocol (n = 14)
  Before NMES After NMES P Before NMES After NMES P
Hemodynamic parameters       
Systolic BP (mmHg) 125 ± 19 130 ± 18 0.17 128 ± 19 135 ± 25 0.06
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 71 ± 11 74 ± 12 0.19 62 ± 9 65 ± 11 0.25
Heart rate (min-1) 97 ± 14 100 ± 17 0.18 93 ± 19 100 ± 18 0.01
Respiratory parameters       
Respiratory rate (min-1) 22 ± 7 23 ± 6 0.4 22 ± 6 25 ± 9 0.04
SpO2 (%) 98 ± 1 98 ± 2 0.5 98 ± 1 98 ± 2 0.3
PaO2 (mmHg) 125 ± 39 121 ± 40 0.1 128 ± 30 121 ± 28 0.2
PaCO2 (mmHg) 36 ± 4 36 ± 9 0.9 36 ± 9 32 ± 3 0.6
ScvO2 (%) 74 ± 8 77 ± 6 0.08 78 ± 7 79 ± 5 0.6
Other       
Temperature (°C) 37.1 ± 1.5 37.2 ± 1.5 0.5 37.7 ± 1,1 37.5 ± 1,1 0.04
Lactate (mEq/mL) 1.3 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.5 0.06 1.0 ± 0.5 1.4 ± 0.6 0.007
  1. HF, high frequency; MF, medium frequency; PaCO2, partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood; PaO2, partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood; SpO2, oxygen saturation; ScvO2, central venous oxygen saturation.