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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of included patients *Values expressed as medians (interquartile range)

From: Morphine for elective endotracheal intubation in neonates: a randomized trial [ISRCTN43546373]

  Morphine group n = 17 Control group n = 17
Birth weight, grams* 1065 (731.5, 2043) 904 (689, 1535.5)
Gestation, weeks* 28 (26, 33) 27 (26, 30)
Gender male/female, n 11/6 9/8
Age at randomization, days* 3 (0.61, 16) 8 (0.63, 13)
Primary intubation/failed extubation, n 7 7
Change of endotracheal tube, n 10 10
Baseline HR, bpm* 152 (142.5, 157.5) 161 (151.5, 166.5)
Baseline Sp02, %* 94 (92.5, 95) 94 (92.5, 98)
Baseline BP, mm Hg* 38.5 (35.25, 44.75) 37.5 (33.25, 44.5)
Baseline fi02, %* 40 (27, 45) 32 (25, 41.25)
Experienced intubator, n 9 7
Junior intubator, n 8 10