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Table 3 Mean TOP and TCP for ARDS 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
5 48.1 44.1 33.3 22.7 10.2 14.0 16.7 19.0
6 49.5 41.6 31.1 19.1 10.2 13.7 16.7 18.9
9 68.1 64.7 58.7 49.4 9.6 14.1 18.2 21.8
Average 55.2 50.1 41.0 30.4 10.0 13.9 17.2 19.9