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Table 1 Demographic data between groups

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques

  Group
Variable PDT GWDF
n (%) 25 (39.7%) 38 (60.3%)
Age (years) 62.5 ± 2.3 62.7 ± 2.4
Male 14 (36%) 25 (64%)
APACHE II 23.5 ± 3.04 21 ± 1.2
Procedure duration (min) 25 ± 3.8* 17.3 ± 1.9
FIO2 before technique 0.47 ± 0.01 0.48 ± 0.02
Translaryngeal intubation time (days) 19.9 ± 1.8 19.7 ± 1.6
Mortality in ICU 3 (4.9%) 11 (18%)
  1. Where applicable, values are expressed as mean ± standarderror of the mean. *P = 0.02, versus GWDF group.