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Table 3 Secondary outcomes

From: Early mechanical ventilation in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome at high risk of respiratory failure: a randomized trial

  All patients
n = 50
Experimental group
N = 25
Control group
N = 25
p value
Mechanical ventilation—yes 41 (82) 25 (100) 16 (64)  < 0.001
Invasive ventilation—yes 33 (66) 17 (68) 16 (64)
Non invasive ventilation—yes 8 (16) 8 (32) 0 (0)
NIV failure—yes 6 (12) 6 (24)
Time on mechanical ventilation—days   14 |7–29] 22 |18–36] 0.095
Tracheostomy—yes 10 (20) 4 (16) 6 (24) 0.79
Hospital length of stay—days   27 [16–48] 26 [16–54] 0.55
  1. Data are expressed as number (percentage) for categorical variables and as median [interquartile range] for continuous variables