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Table 1 Patients’ outcomes

From: Proceedings of Réanimation 2020, the French Intensive Care Society International Congress

OutcomesLow MEP
N = 63
Normal MEP
N = 61
Risk Ratio
[95% IC]
p value
Extubation failure, n (%)14 (22)8 (13)1.32 (0.91–1.93)0.18
Death within 30 days, n (%)10 (16)5 (8)1.37 (0.91–2.06)0.19
ICU-AW, n (%*)32 (64*)17 (35*)1.82 (1.19–2.77)0.003
Readmission in ICU within 30 days, n (%)1 (2)1 (2)0.98 (0.24–3.98)0.98
  1. CI: Confidence interval; ICU-AW: Intensive care unit acquired weakness; MEP: Maximal expiratory pressure; *99/124 has been assessed for ICU-AW (MRC score)