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Table 4 Time assessment points

From: Sedation in the intensive care unit with remifentanil/propofol versus midazolam/fentanyl: a randomised, open-label, pharmacoeconomic trial

Time assessment point (hours) Remifentanil/propofol (n = 39) Midazolam/fentanyl (n = 33) P valuea
Time from arrival on ICU to weaning 18.5 ± 2.5 18.5 ± 2.2 NS
Weaning time 2.2 ± 4.3 5.7 ± 6.6 <0.05
Time from arrival on ICU to extubation 20.7 ± 5.2 24.2 ± 7.0 <0.05
Time from extubation to eligible ICU discharge 25.4 ± 19.7 38.2 ± 26.3 <0.05
Time from arrival on ICU to eligible ICU dischargeb 46.1 ± 22.0 62.4 ± 27.2 <0.05
Time from arrival on ICU to actual ICU discharge 46.4 ± 21.9 64.7 ± 29.3 <0.05
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation. at test. bPrimary endpoint. ICU, intensive care unit; NS, not significant.