International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Factors Affecting the Weaning from Nasal CPAP in Preterm Neonates

Table 3

Effect of clinical factors on PMA in weeks at successful NCPAP weaning.

Present*Absent* -value

Antenatal steroids32.9±2.5 32.7±2.2
Chorioamnionitis34.1±2.8 32.9±2.4
Preeclampsia 32.5±2.2 33±2.5
Magnesium sulphate use33.1±2.732.8±2.2
IUGR33.1±2.232.9± 2.5
Intubation35.0±2.932.1±1.7
PDA34.2±2.932.2±1.7
Sepsis/NEC34.2± 2.532.8±2.4
Anemia33.7±2.831.8±1.2
Apnea33.9±2.632.7±2.3
GE reflux35.6± 3.532.8±2.3
IVH (grades3/4)34.5±3.432.6±2.1

* PMA is reported as mean ±SD.
Abbreviations: IUGR: intrauterine growth retardation, PDA: patent ductus arteriosus, NEC: necrotizing enterocolitis, GE Reflux: gastroesophageal reflux, IVH: intraventricular hemorhage.

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