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Table 3 Primary and secondary outcomes in infants in the selective and routine gastric residual groups. Mean (± SD)

From: Effect of selective gastric residual monitoring on enteral intake in preterm infants

  Selective Gastric
Residual Group
(n = 46)
Routine Gastric
Residual Group
(n = 54)
P
Age at full (150 ml/kg/die) enteral feeding (d) 17.8 ± 10.1 22.9 ± 10.5 0.017
Age at full oral enteral feeding* (d) 56.2 ± 6.1 58.3 ± 4.0 0.045
Age at birth weight recovery (d) 11.1 ± 3.0 12.5 ± 3.5 0.039
Duration of parenteral Nutrition (d) 18.1 ± 15.4 23.0 ± 14.3 0.108
Duration of NICU stay (d) 35 ± 21 40 ± 31 0.365
Duration of hospital stay duration (d) 65 ± 27 70 ± 42 0.497
  1. NICU: neonatal intensive care unit, *Breast and bottle feeding