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Table 3 Outcomes of combined HFNC groups versus no HFNC groups (data from randomisation; n (%) or median (IQR) unless otherwise specified)

From: Randomised controlled trial of weaning strategies for preterm infants on nasal continuous positive airway pressure

  HFNC No HFNC p-value
n = 30 n = 30
CLD at 36 weeks 10 (33 %) 6 (20 %) 0.2
Days respiratory support 28 (10, 36) 24 (16, 33) 0.7
Days hospital stay 56 (42, 67) 53 (46, 68) 0.7
Days to full suck feeds 47 (36, 65) 51 (39, 62) 0.5
Days NCPAP 12 (10, 33) 24 (1, 17) 0.009
Gestational age off NCPAP 33.0 (32.1, 35.4) 33.9 (30.9, 35.7) 0.4
Days HFNC from start of treatment 24 (11, 32) *  
Days pressure support 27 (10, 33) 24 (15, 33) 0.3
Gestational age off pressure support 34.9 (32.1, 35.4) 33.9 (33.4, 36.8) 0.09
Gestational age off respiratory support 35.0 (32.5, 35.6) 34.4 (33.5, 36.8) 0.1
Gestational age at full suck feeds 37.6 (36.4, 39.2) 37.3 (36.7, 39.9) 0.5
Gestational age at discharge 38.4 (37.1, 39.7) 38.1 (37.3, 41.4) 0.3
  1. * not applicable