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Table 3 Comparisons between survivors and non-survivors

From: Inhaled nitric oxide in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn refractory to high-frequency ventilation

  Survivors Non-survivors  
  (n = 15) (n = 9) P
Birth weight (g) 3362 ± 193.3 2736 ± 249.5 0.06
Gestational age (weeks) 39.5 ± 0.60 38.2 ± 0.78 0.20
OI pre INO 45.7 ± 6.5 47.3 ± 8.4 0.90
OI during INO 11.9 ± 4.5 28.84 ± 3.8 0.03*
a/A ratio pre INO 0.090 ± 0.009 0.076 ± 0.011 0.36
a/A ratio during INO 0.317 ± 0.026 0.193 ± 0.034 0.009*
  1. OI, oxygenation index; a/A, arterial/alveolar oxygen ratio; INO,inhalational nitric oxide. All values shown as mean ± SEM; *P < 0.05.