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Table 4 Exposure to study drug for all patients treated

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]

Parameter Remifentanil (n = 57) Fentanyl (n = 30) Morphine (n = 7)
Mean duration of infusion (h) 147.2 126.4 120.5
Mean total opioid dose 221,614 μg 20,702 μg 237.5 mg
Mean weighted mean opioid infusion rate(SD) 19.2a (12.2) μg kg-1 h-1 3.0 (3.35) μg kg-1 h-1 0.042 (0.028) mg kg-1 h-1
  1. aEquivalent to 0.32 μg kg-1 min-1.
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