Table 3: NICU course in the two study groups.

INSURE/NCPAP (n.31)INSURE/SNIPPV (n.33) value

Duration of MV* (h)29 ± 21 39 ± 22.8 0.073
Days on nasal ventilation4.8 (1–62)4.9 (1–25)1.000
Days on oxygen7.4 (1–62)6 (1–35)0.704
Days on parenteral nutrition13.2 ± 8.215.6 ± 9.80.294
Length of hospital stay (days)49 ± 1948 ± 251.000

Values are given as mean ± SD or median (range).
*For infants who failed INSURE approach.