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Table 3 Patient inspiratory effort [esophageal pressure–time product (PTPes)] and respiratory drive [airway occlusion pressure at 0.1 s (P 0.1)] during three pressure-controlled modes

From: Effect of inspiratory synchronization during pressure-controlled ventilation on lung distension and inspiratory effort

  PC-CMV PC-SIMV PC-IMV
PTPes (cmH2O × s × min−1) 130 ± 101 150 ± 102 215 ± 154*,#
P 0.1 (cmH2O) 2.6 ± 1.7 2.9 ± 1.9 3.7 ± 2.3*
  1. PC-CMV pressure-controlled continuous mandatory ventilation, PC-SIMV pressure-controlled synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation, PC-IMV pressure-controlled intermittent mandatory ventilation
  2. p < 0.05, PC-CMV versus PC-IMV; # p < 0.05, PC-SIMV versus PC-IMV