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Table 2 Mean TOP and TCP for healthy subjects

From: Physiological relevance and performance of a minimal lung model – an experimental study in healthy and acute respiratory distress syndrome model piglets

Subject Threshold opening pressure Threshold closing pressure
  (TOP,cmH 2 O) (TCP,cmH 2 O)
  PEEP 5 PEEP 10 PEEP 15 PEEP 20 PEEP 5 PEEP 10 PEEP 15 PEEP 20
1 42.4 39.2 32.9 27.2 9.6 13.4 16.6 19.8
2 36.3 40.0 33.8 29.3 8.2 13.5 16.8 20.4
3 44.6 37.4 32.2 25.1 10.2 13.2 16.4 19.7
4 39.0 33.9 29.0 19.2 10.4 13.7 16.6 19.0
5 42.6 32.7 24.8 19.2 10.2 13.2 15.7 18.4
6 31.3 28.1 23.8 21.5 9.03 12.5 15.5 18.8
7 47.7 40.8 34.1 27.0 11.1 14.6 17.2 19.6
8 46.0 40.2 33.4 27.9 10.6 13.4 16.6 19.5
9 38.2 33.9 29.4 22.8 8.7 12.3 15.8 19.3
Median [IQR] 42.4 [38.2-44.6] 37.4 [33.9-40.0] 32.2 [29.0-33.3] 25.0 [21.5-27.1] 10.2 [9.0-10.4] 13.3 [13.2-13.5] 16.6 [15.8-16.6] 19.5 [19.0-19.7]