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Table 3 Physiological parameters at baseline, during the procedure and after 1 h (median [IQR])

From: Pain and dyspnea control during awake fiberoptic bronchoscopy in critically ill patients: safety and efficacy of remifentanil target-controlled infusion

  Baseline Minimal per-procedure Maximal per-procedure After 1 h
SpO2 (%) 97 [94–99] 94 [92–97]* 99 [97–100]* 97 [95–99]
p = 0.244
RR (cycles/min) 27 [20–31] 18 [12–22]* 30 [24–36]* 23 [20–28]
p = 0.004
HR (beats/min) 100 [83–111] 95 [77–107]* 106 [93–124]* 94 [83–106]
p = 0.026
SAP (mmHg) 139 [118–149] 126 [110–137]* 151 [139–168]* 130 [118–137]
p = 0.052
MAP (mmHg) 93 [83–101] 87 [80–95]* 104 [93–113]* 89 [81–98]*
  1. SpO2: oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry, RR: respiratory rate, HR: heart rate, SAP: systolic arterial pressure, MAP: mean arterial pressure. Parameters compared with baseline with paired Wilcoxon test
  2. *p < 0.001
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