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Table 2 Results from the linear mixed model analysis on effect of treatment on SpO2, PE′CO2, fR and VT in pigs anaesthetised with either propofol 8 mg/kg/h or alfaxalone 5 mg/kg/h in combination with ketamine 5 mg/kg/h and dexmedetomidine 4 µg/kg/h (n = 16)

From: A comparison of respiratory function in pigs anaesthetised by propofol or alfaxalone in combination with dexmedetomidine and ketamine

Variable and levelEstimate (SE)P-value95% Confidence interval
SpO2
 Treatment
  PropofolBaseline
  Alfaxalone3.6 (2.3)0.12− 0.87, 8.04
 Sex
  MaleBaseline
  Female3.4 (2.3)0.14− 1.13, 8.02
 Body weight− 0.6 (0.3)0.04− 1.20, − 0.05
PE′CO2
Treatment
  PropofolBaseline
  Alfaxalone− 0.8 (0.4)0.05− 1.62, 0.01
 Sex
   MaleBaseline
   Female−  0.6 (0.4)0.17− 1.43, 0.25
 Body weight0.1 (0.05)0.14− 0.03, 0.19
fR
 Treatment
  PropofolBaseline
  Alfaxalone7.5 (3.1)0.011.51, 13.51
 Sex
  MaleBaseline
  Female2.3 (3.1)0.47− 3.91, 8.41
 Body weight− 1.0 (0.4)0.02− 1.74, − 0.18
VT/kg
 Treatment
  PropofolBaseline
  Alfaxalone0.0 (0.5)0.94− 1.0, 1.0
 Sex
  MaleBaseline
  Female0.1 (0.5)0.80− 0.9, 1.2
 Body weight− 0.1 (0.1)0.235− 0.2, 0.1