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Table 4 Results of chest X-ray test in the two groups of traditional ventilation and protective ventilation on preoperative day 0 and day 3

From: Protective mechanical ventilation with optimal PEEP during RARP improves oxygenation and pulmonary indexes

  Day 0 Day 3
Traditional ventilation (n=32) Protective ventilation (n=32) P Traditional ventilation (n=26) Protective ventilation (n=29) P
Normal 27 (84.4%) 26 (81.3%) 0.740 7 (26.9%) 17 (58.6%) 0.018
Increased thickness of interstitium 3 (9.4%) 4 (12.5%) > 0.99 10 (38.5%) 7 (24.1%) 0.251
Disventilatory areas including minimal density change 2 (6.2%) 2 (6.2%) > 0.99 6 (23.1%) 5 (17.3%) 0.589
Atelectasis 0 (0%) 0 3 (11.5%) 0 0.198
Pleural effusions 0 (0%) 0 0 0