Table 2

 Influence of lower body positive pressure (LBPP) on physiological variables

Baseline1 min5 minp Value for time× treatment interaction
EELV, end expiratory lung volume; SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure.
Data are mean (SE).
*p<0.001 vs control by Tukey test.
†p<0.001 vs baseline by Tukey test.
‡n = 6.
Leg fluid volume (l)
    Control4.67 (0.18)4.67 (0.18)4.66 (0.18)
    LBPP4.57 (0.19)*4.41 (0.19)*†4.43 (0.19)*†<0.001
Change in neck circumference (%)
    Control−0.01 (0.02)0.00 (0.05)
    LBPP0.33 (0.05)*†0.28 (0.06)*†<0.001
Change in EELV (l)‡
    Control−0.024 (0.024)0.107 (0.044)
    LBPP0.112 (0.049)0.198 (0.106)0.22
SBP (mm Hg)‡
    Control119 (10)120 (9)115 (8)
    LBPP122 (10)124 (9)121 (9)0.61
DBP (mm Hg)‡
    Control71 (3)70 (4)71 (4)
    LBPP74 (4)74 (4)75 (4)0.62
Heart rate (bpm)‡
    Control68 (6)67 (6)66 (6)
    LBPP68 (6)68 (6)66 (6)0.29