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Table 1 Patient characteristics during the 48 h following randomization

From: Efficiency of a mechanical device in controlling tracheal cuff pressure in intubated critically ill patients: a randomized controlled study

Variables Continuous control of P cuff Routine care p values
n = 18 n = 18
SOFA score 8.8 ± 3.4 9 ± 3.7 0.458
Sedation 14 (77) 14 (77) >0.999
Neuromuscular-blocking agent use 1 (5) 0 (0) >0.999
Glasgow coma scorea 7.5 ± 3 9 ± 3.7 0.137
PEEP 6.7 ± 1.9 6.6 ± 1.9 0.157
  1. Data are frequencies (%) or mean ± SD
  2. SOFA sequential organ failure assessment, PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure
  3. aThe verbal response was evaluated as in intubated patients: 1 no answer, 2 seems able to give simple responses, and 5 seems able to speak