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Table 2 Plasma insulin levels (μU/ml)

From: The effects of different weaning modes on the endocrine stress response

Group Initial Weaning 48 hours extubation
Pressure support 25 ± 11.1 27.8 ± 8.4* 24.4 ± 11
CPAP 24 ± 9.3 23.5 ± 7.6 24.6 ± 6.5
T-piece 24.5 ± 7.6 27.9 ± 8.1* 30.4 ± 9.2**,†,‡
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 when compared with the initial level within the group. P < 0.01, pressure support group compared with T-piece group. P < 0.01, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) group compared with T-piece group.