Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Acupressure Improves the Weaning Indices of Tidal Volumes and Rapid Shallow Breathing Index in Stable Coma Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation: Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 2

Comparison of baseline measurements among treatment arms.

VariableOne-day acupressure ( )Two-day acupressure ( )Standard care ( )

HR, min 0.79
RR, min 0.54
MBP, mm Hg 0.76
SpO2, % 0.60
, mL 0.83
, L/min 0.69
Cdyn, mL/cm H2O 0.26
, breaths/min/L 0.40

Data are presented as mean ± SD. *Kruskal Wallis tests; HR: heart rate; RR: respiratory rate; MBP: mean arterial blood pressure; SpO2: peripheral oxygen saturation; : tidal volume; : minute ventilation; Cdyn: dynamic lung compliance; : rapid shallow breathing index.