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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: High-frequency oscillatory ventilation in children: a single-center experience of 53 cases

Parameter Survivors Nonsurvivors P value
Number of patients 34 19  
Age (months)a 9.5 (0–158) 14.0 (0–169) Not significant
Weight (kg)a 6.7 (2.6–30.0) 10.0 (1.7–86.0) Not significant
Male 20 (58.8%) 7 (36.8%) Not significant
Pediatric Index of Mortality score (%)a 2.8 (0.2–54.5) 3.9 (0.6–97.7) Not significant
Cause of respiratory insufficiency    
   Diffuse alveolar disease 18 (52.9%) 14 (73.7%)  
Acute respiratory distree syndrome 10 (29.4%) 7 (36.8%)  
Pneumonia 8 (23.6%) 6 (31.6%)  
Aspiration 0 1 (5.3%)  
   Small airway disease 15 (44.2%) 2 (10.5%)  
Bronchiolitis 15 (44.1%) 2 (10.5%)  
   Different 1 (2.9%) 3 (15.8%)  
Duration of conventional mechanical ventilation before transition (hours)a 29.5 (0–690) 63.0 (2–473) Not significant
Duration of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (hours)a 214 (1–648) 177 (9–845) Not significant
Duration of conventional mechanical ventilation after high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (hours)a 66 (0–1218) 8 (0–427) Not significant
Number of pediatric intensive care unit daysa 23 (7–47) 22 (3–50) Not significant
  1. aData presented as median (range).