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Table 2 Comparison between the two groups regarding duration of mechanical ventilation

From: Drainage of transudative pleural effusion: how does it affect weaning from mechanical ventilation?

  Group 1 [n (%)] Group 2 [n (%)] P value
Duration of MV support before the start of the study [n (%)]
 Minimum–maximum 1–5 1–4 0.073
 Mean ± SD 2.53 ± 1.008 2.10 ± 0.845  
Total duration of MV support
 Minimum–maximum 3–7 3–8 0.002*
 Mean ± SD 5.03 ± 1.066 6.17 ± 1.599  
Weaning from MV within 2 days after start of the study [n (%)]
 Yes 17 (56.7) 7 (23.3) 0.017*
 No 13 (43.3) 23 (76.7)  
  1. MV mechanical ventilation