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Table 2 Study endpoints

From: Decreased duration of mechanical ventilation when comparing analgesia-based sedation using remifentanil with standard hypnotic-based sedation for up to 10 days in intensive care unit patients: a randomised trial [ISRCTN47583497]

Characteristic Remifentanil (n = 57) Comparator (n = 48) P
Number (%) of patients extubated 29 (51%) 16 (33%)  
Time from start of study drugs to weaning (h) 83.0 98.0 0.523
   Difference (95% CI) -15.0 (-61.8 to 31.8)   
Time from start of study drugs to extubation(h) 94.0 147.5 0.033
   Difference (95% CI) -53.5 (-111.4 to 4.4)   
Time from weaning time until extubation (h) 0.9 27.5 <0.001
   Difference (95% CI) -26.6 (-40.8 to -12.4)   
Time from start of study drugs until ICU discharge (h) 187.3 209.8 0.326
   Difference (95% CI) -22.5 (-201.5 to 156.5)   
  1. Point estimates are 75th centiles. CI, confidence interval.
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