TABLE 1.

Characteristics of Study Groups*

SURF-NCPAP (n = 13)SURF-MV (n = 14)P
Birth weight, g1078 ± 3211126 ± 170.628
Gestational age, wk29.0 ± 2.228.3 ± 1.32.322
Male gender5/13 (38)6/14 (43)1.000
Cesarean section11/13 (85)11/14 (76)1.000
Apgar score at 5 min8.2 ± 0.77.4 ± 0.9.346
Pre-natal steroid treatment8/13 (62)13/14 (93).077
CRIB score1.9 ± 1.72.6 ± 1.8.310
Fio2 at study entry0.33 ± 0.130.35 ± 0.09.644
a/APo2 before surfactant0.28 ± 0.130.21 ± 0.14.191
Main maternal pregnancy disease
 Gestosis6/13 (46)7/14 (50)1.000
 PPROM1/13 (7.7)2/14 (14)1.000
 Abruptal placenta1/13 (7.7)1/14 (7.1)1.000
 Idiopathic preterm delivery5/13 (38)5/14 (38)1.000
  • CRIB indicates Clinical Risk Index for Babies; PPROM, preterm premature rupture of membranes. Values are mean ± SD or rate (%).