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Table 2 Summary of haemodynamic and respiratory variables during extubation readiness testing using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with or without added pressure support (PS)

From: The effect of pressure support on imposed work of breathing during paediatric extubation readiness testing

  CPAP/PS (n = 110) CPAP (n = 105) Significance
PEEP (cmH2O) 5 (5, 5) 5 (5, 5) 0.317
Spontaneous breath rate (/min) 33 (23, 42) 37 (27, 46) < 0.001*
SpO2 (%) 97 (96, 98) 97 (95, 98) 0.394
EtCO2 (mmHg) 5.90 (5.38, 6.65) 6.23 (5.55, 6.94) < 0.001*
VTe (mL/kg) 7.72 (6.66, 8.97) 7.08 (5.82, 8.08) < 0.001*
Heart rate (/min) 125 (109, 140) 125 (110, 141) 0.161
Comfort Scale 12 (10, 13) 12 (10, 13) 0.987
  1. Data are shown as median (interquartile range)
  2. A p value of < 0.05 (*) was denoted as statistically significant