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Table 3 Duration of intermittent positive-pressure ventilation and intensive care unit stay in days: comparison between groups

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy in patients with severe liver disease and a high incidence of refractory coagulopathy: a prospective trial

  Duration of IPPV Duration of ICU stay Duration of IPPV in survivors Duration of ICU stay in survivors
All patients 15 (3–54) 17.5 (8–54) 12 (3–39) 18 (8–48)
Refractory coagulopathy (n = 25, n = 11a) 16 (6–54) 19 (13–54) 13 (6–39) 19 (14–48)
Mild or no coagulopathy (n = 35, n = 24a) 13 (3–54) 17 (8–54) 11.75 (3–32) 19 (14–48)
  1. Data are presented as median (and range). aICU survivors. ICU, intensive care unit; IPPV, intermittent positive-pressure ventilation.