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Table 2 Comparison of the clinical characteristics of the children with shock and the other critically ill patients who received postpyloric nutrition

From: Postpyloric enteral nutrition in the critically ill child with shock: a prospective observational study

  Shock Other patients p
Number of patients 65 461  
Age (months) (median, range) 12 (0.7–264) 5 (0.1–228) .020
Weight (kg) (median, range) 8.8 (2.5–70) 5.3 (2.1–70) .0001
Sex (male/female) 44/21 (2.1/1) 248/213 (1.1/1) .045
Cardiac surgery 44 (67.7%) 330 (71.6%) .559
Dopamine (median, range) 62 (95.4%)
10 (3–50)
307 (66.6%)
5 (0.5–20)
.0001
.0001
Adrenaline (median, range) 49 (75.4%)
0.3 (0.02–5)
71 (15.4%)
0.2 (0.04–0.3)
.0001
.001
Milrinone (median, range) 45 (69.2%)
0.7 (0.4–0.8)
206 (44.7%)
0.5 (0.5–1)
.0001
.246
Acute renal failure 26 (40%) 27 (5.9%) .0001
Hepatic disturbances 3 (4.8%) 6 (1.3%) .081
Nosocomial pneumonia 9 (15.5%) 38 (8.9%) .152
Mortality 18 (27.7%) 32 (6.9%) .0001
Midazolam (median, range) 64 (98.5%)
7 (2–16)
384 (83.3%)
4 (0.5–20)
.0001
.0001
Fentanyl (median, range) 64 (98.5%)
6.5 (1–14)
366 (79.4%)
4 (1–25)
.0001
.0001
Vecuronium (median, range) 51 (78.5%)
0.1 (0.1–0.25)
179 (38.8%)
0.1 (0.1–0.3)
.0001
.660
  1. Maximum dose of drugs during nutrition. Units: mcg/kg/min (dopamine, adrenaline, milrinone, midazolam); mcg/kg/h (fentanyl, vecuronium)