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Table 2 Life-sustaining treatments and devices required and removed

From: End-of-life care in a pediatric intensive care unit: the impact of the development of a palliative care unit

SupportAll (n = 175)Pre-palliative group groupgroupgroup (n = 101)Post-palliative group (n = 74)p
Inotropic
 Required68 (38.9%)45 (44.6%)26 (35.1%) 
 Removed44 (64.7%)32 (71.1%)14 (53.8%)0.046
Oxygen
 Required142 (81.1%)82 (81.2%)68 (91.9%) 
 Removed71 (50.4%)38 (46.3%)35 (47.3%)0.221
MV
 Required121 (69.1%)74 (73.3%)54 (72.9%) 
 Removed49 (40.2%)35 (47.3%)16 (29.6%)0.052
ECMO
 Required3 (1.7%)0 (0%)3 (4.1%) 
 Removed3 (100%)03 (100%)0.039
  1. Values expressed as frequency (percentage). MV mechanical ventilation, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
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