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Table 4 Demographic data

From: Comparison of two percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, guide wire dilating forceps and Ciaglia Blue Rhino: a sequential cohort study

Parameter GWDF (n = 171) CBR (n = 171) P
  Mean SD Median Mean SD Median  
Age (years) 57.5 18.2 62 57.5 18.4 62 NS
Male/Female 99/72    114/157    NS
Endotracheal intubation (days) 16.9 12.2 14 20.3 12.3 18 0.03
Procedure time (min) 9.1 8.3 5.0 10.8 10.5 7.0 NS
Cannulation time (days) 38.4 63.4 24 29.6 39.8 18 NS
Time in ICU (days) 39.4 29.8 33 44.1 38.3 34 NS
  1. CBR, Ciaglia Blue Rhino; GWDF, guide wire dilating forceps; ICU, intensive care unit; NS, not significant.