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Table 2 Delivery Room Management Data

From: Feasibility of combining two individualized lung recruitment maneuvers at birth for very low gestational age infants: a retrospective cohort study

 VLGAI29- to 31-wk stratumELGAI
Period 1
N = 91
Period 2
N = 72
Period 1
N = 43
Period 2
N = 30
Period 1
N = 48
Period 2
N = 42
SImax, s (median) [1st Qu; 3rd Qu]2 [2–2]5 [3–10]2 [2–2]5 [3–10]2 [2–2]10 [5–10]
PEEPmax, cmH2O (median)
[1st Qu; 3rd Qu]
5 [5–5]8 [5–10]5 [5–5]8 [5–10]5 [5–5]10 [7–11]
5 min Apgar score < 5, n (%)7 (8)1 (1)3 (7)0 (0)4 (8)1 (2)
10 min Apgar score < 5, n (%)1 (1)1 (1)0 (0)0 (0)1 (2)1 (2)
Intubation in the delivery room, n (%)68 (75)26 (36)*##25 (58)7 (23) *##43 (90)19 (55)*##
Adrenaline administration, n (%)7 (8)1 (1)4 (9)0 (0)3 (6)1 (2)
Chest compressions, n (%)5 (6)1 (1)5 (12)0 (0)0 (0)1 (2)
Surfactant administration, n (%)29 (32)9 (13) *##3 (7)4 (13)26 (54)5 (12) *##
  1. VLGAI: very low gestational age infants < 32 weeks; ELGAI: extremely low gestational age infants < 29 weeks; SImax: maximal sustained inflation; PEEPmax: maximal positive end-expiratory pressure; *##: p and adjusted p < 0.01