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The Immediate Pulmonary Disease Pattern following Exposure to High Concentrations of Chlorine Gas

Table 4

Mean and standard deviation of pulmonary function parameters, hematological and biochemical findings, and oxygen saturation.

Variable Mean ± S.D.

Pulmonary function tests
(done within one week):
 Measured FVC 102.51 ± 0.39 mL
 Measured FEV1101.84 ± 0.36 mL
 FVC% predicted1057.2 ± 11.6%
 FEV1% predicted1053.4 ± 13.4%
 FEV1/FVC ratio100.76 ± 0.09
 LLN FVC103.72 ± 0.68 mL
 LLN FEV1102.97 ± 0.57 mL
 LLN FEV1/FVC ratio100.70 ± 0.04
Hematological and biochemical findings (done within first 24 hours):
 Total WBC count 1013.9 ± 3.2 × 103 cells/µL
 Neutrophil count679.7 ± 4.8%
 Blood pH97.32 ± 0.08
 Blood CO2947.42 ± 9.02 mm Hg
 Blood HCO3754 ± 79.86 mEq/L
Oxygen saturation
(done in emergency department):
 Overall1081.1 ± 18.1%
 With pulmonary edema777.9 ± 21.2%
 Without pulmonary edema388.7 ± 3.8%

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