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Table 1 Arterial blood gas analysis before, during, and after lavage of the left lung

From: Dilutional acidosis during whole lung lavage under general anesthesia due to excessive absorption of normal saline

  Spontanous ventilation under room air After degassing After 12th lavage After completion of lavages 10 hours after lavage in ICU
   (FiO2= 1.0, BLV) (FiO2=1.0, OLV) (FiO2= 1.0, BLV) (FiO2 = 0.4 BLV)
pH 7.425 7.387 7.349 7.337 7.366
PaO2 (mmHg) 57.5 94.9 249.7 326.8 188
PaCO2 (mmHg) 36.3 41.9 26.3 36.8 39.3
Na (mEq/l) 139.8 136.4 138 138.8 136.5
Cl (mEq/l) 105 104 116 113 109
HCO3- (mEq/l) 23.3 24.6 14.2 19.3 22
K (mEq/l) 3.87 3.41 2.77 3.41 3.95
SID (mEq/l) 38.67 35.81 24.77 29.21 31.45
base excess (mEq/l) -0.7 -0.4 -10.2 -5.9 -2.6
Hb (g/dl) 12.9 11.6 8.8 9.9 11.6
glucose (mg/dl) 97 201 50 87 141
  1. ABG arterial blood gas examination, BLV bilateral ventailation, OLV one lung ventilation