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Table 1 Description of animals

From: Antenatal and postnatal corticosteroid and resuscitation induced lung injury in preterm sheep

   Values during VT injury Values at 3 h
Groups N BW
(Kg)
V T 5 min
(mL/kg)
V T 10 min
(mL/kg)
V T 15 min
(mL/kg)
PIP 15 min
(cmH 2 O)
V T
(mL/kg)
PIP
(cmH 2 O)
Unventilated controls 8 3.1 ± 0.2 - - - - - -
Injury 8 3.0 ± 0.3 6.9 ± 1.0 9.7 ± 1.5 13.2 ± 1.8 45 ± 8 7.8 ± 1.9 33 ± 9
Injury + Betamethasone 8 3.2 ± 0.4 8.0 ± 0.2 10.8 ± 0.3 15.1 ± 0.2t 41 ± 4 6.9 ± 1.0 24 ± 4t
Injury + Dexamethasone 8 2.9 ± 0.4 7.5 ± 1.0 10.5 ± 0.7 13.3 ± 1.9 48 ± 5 7.4 ± 3.1 32 ± 4
Injury + Cortisol 5 3.2 ± 0.4 7.3 ± 1.3 9.6 ± 1.7 11.8 ± 2.6 46 ± 8 7.8 ± 1.7 39 ± 4
  1. Mean ± SD. t p < 0.05 vs Injury. BW is birth weight, BAL is bronchoalveolar lavage.