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Research Article

Gasping in Response to Basic Resuscitation Efforts: Observation in a Swine Model of Cardiac Arrest

Table 1

(a) Frequency of gasping in relation to the resuscitation protocol applied. (b) Frequency of gasping in relation to the 24-hour neurological outcome.

Untreated VF timeGroupsNMean (SD)Median (P25–75)Kruskal-Wallis test

(a) By TreatmentH (3) 30.7,
5 and 6 minutes30 : 2161.1 (2.1)0.07 (0–1.3)
CCC158.4 (6.7)6.4 (0.8–15.6)
3 and 4 minutes30 : 21415.4 (9.8)16.1 (6.8–16.1)
CCC1621.1 (10.9)21.2 (12.8–31.2)
b) By OutcomeH (3) 38.8,
5 and 6 minutesDisabled/dead191.1 (2.2)0.14 (0–0.8)
Good1210.2 (6.1)9.6 (3.1–16.0)
3 and 4 minutesDisabled/dead910.1 (7.4)9.8 (5.3–9.6)
Good2121.2 (9.9)22.0 (14.9–22.0)

Posthoc analysis
N number of animals per group; SD: standard deviation; P25–75: 25th–75th percentile.
Frequency number of spontaneous ventilations or gasps per minute. Mann-Whitney tests with exact significance levels and Bonferroni correction, ).

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