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Table 3 Comparison between the two groups regarding PaO2/FiO2

From: Drainage of transudative pleural effusion: how does it affect weaning from mechanical ventilation?

PaO2/FiO2 Group 1 [n (%)] Group 2 [n (%)] P value
Baseline
 Minimum–maximum 355–420 329–410 0.072
 Mean ± SD 387.77 ± 15.489 372.57 ± 20.969  
1 day after study entry
 Minimum–maximum 360–415 335–415 0.003*
 Mean ± SD 391.60 ± 14.578 377.93 ± 18.800  
3 days after study entry
 Minimum–maximum 365–416 345–418 0.008*
 Mean ± SD 394.40 ± 13.467 383.07 ± 18.298