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Table 5 Nutritional data (per protocol analysis)

From: A randomised controlled comparison of early post-pyloric versus early gastric feeding to meet nutritional targets in ventilated intensive care patients

Variable No post-pyloric tube
Median (IQR)
n = 60
Post-pyloric tube
Median (IQR)
n = 44
P value
Goal feed rate (ml/hour) 74 (66-79) 71.5 (62-81) 0.6
Time to initiate feed from admission or ventilation in hours 5.0 (3.6-9.4) 5.8 (4.1-10.0) 0.25a
Time to reach goal from initiation of feeds in hours 4.1 (3.8-5.4) 4.1 (3.6-5.3) 0.9
Time to reach goal from admission or ventilation in hours 9.5 (7.6-16.3) 10.5 (8.4-16.1) 0.21b
Average daily energy deficit in Kcal 79 (2-340) 149 (74-369) 0.11c
Average daily protein deficit in grams 4.3 (0-16.3) 6.6 (2.9-14.8) 0.23d
  1. APACHE = Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation; IQR = inter-quartile range.
  2. aP = 0.19;b0.57;c0.10; d0.15 (after adjustment for age and APACHE II score).