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Table 2 Respiratory management of patients receiving demand nebulizations vs. routine nebulizations

From: Effect of routine vs on-demand nebulization of acetylcysteine with salbutamol on accumulation of airway secretions in endotracheal tubes: substudy of a randomized clinical trial

  On-demand nebulization group Routine nebulization group
Nebulization, no. per day, median (IQR)
 Acetylcysteine 0 [0–0] 4 [4–4]
 Salbutamol 0 [0–0] 4 [4–4]
Nebulization, total amount, median (IQR)
 Acetylcysteine 1 [0–2] 27 [12–40]
 Salbutamol 0 [0–0] 27[12–40]
Nebulization, no. of days with, median (IQR)
 Acetylcysteine 1 [0–2] 6 [3–15]
 Salbutamol 0 [0–0] 6 [3–15]
Endotracheal suctioning, no. per day, median (IQR) 5 [4, 8] 6 [4, 10]
Manual hyperinflation, no. per day, median (IQR) 3 [2, 3] 3 [2–4]
  1. IQR, interquartile range