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Table 6 Sensitivity analysis

From: Surfactant therapy for acute respiratory failure in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Outcome Trials reporting adequate allocation concealment All other trials P value
Mortality Unable to assess   
Ventilator-free days    0.68
   Weighted mean difference (days) 2.6 1.7  
   95% confidence interval 0.3 to 4.7 -1.9 to 5.4  
Duration of mechanical ventilation    0.76
   Weighted mean difference (days) 2.4 1.7  
   95% confidence interval -0.01 to 4.7 -1.9 to 5.4  
Duration of paediatric intensive care unit stay    0.85
   Weighted mean difference (days) 2.7 2.2  
   95% confidence interval -0.3 to 5.7 -2.0 to 6.3