Table 1.

Select physiological variables

Group Variable Before Intervention After Intervention
Normal Temperature, °C 37.7±0.7 38.2±1.0
Heart rate, beats/min 102±21 103±18
Oxygen saturation, % 97±2 98±1
Arterial BP, mmHg 109±23 101±24
OA Temperature, °C 37.3±0.7 37.4±0.7
Heart rate, beats/min 113±19 115±23
Oxygen saturation, % 96±2 97±2
Arterial BP, mmHg 121±21 114±31
Etx Temperature, °C 37.7±0.8 39.1±1.5*
Heart rate, beats/min 102±13 134±28*
Oxygen saturation, % 98±1 95±1
Arterial BP, mmHg 107±11 101±16
Etx + OA Temperature, °C 37±1.1 38.0±1.2*
Heart rate, beats/min 96±14 141±32*
Oxygen saturation, % 97±1 66±19*
Arterial BP, mmHg 113±14 108±32
  • Values are means ± SD. BP, blood pressure; Etx, endotoxin; OA, oleic acid. P < 0.05 compared with values before Etx and/or OA administration (*), compared with the OA group only (†), and compared with all other groups (‡).