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Table 2 Comparison of INSURE failure (need for Mechanical Ventilation), the duration of NCPAP, the Mechanical Ventilation (M.V.) and oxygen requirement between control and interventional groups

From: Effectiveness of intratracheal salbutamol in addition to surfactant on the clinical course of newborns with respiratory distress syndrome: a clinical trial

Variable Surfactant with N.S. (n = 24) Surfactant with Salb. (n = 24) p
INSURE Failure n(%) 16(66.7 %) 10(41.7 %) 0.082
Duration of NCPAP (h) 69.50 ± 54.97 51.63 ± 48.77 0.316
Duration of M.V. (h) 38.12 ± 80.67 9.73 ± 18.57 0.145
Duration of oxygen therapy(h) 93.56 ± 134.77 60.21 ± 41.88 0.313
  1. N.S normal saline, Salb salbutamol, M.V mechanical ventilation