TABLE 3

Clinical Features on Admission to the NICU for ETT Responders Versus ETT Failures That Responded to Intravenous Epinephrine

VariableETT Epinephrine (n = 14)Intravenous Epinephrine (n = 23)P
Heart rate, beats per minute156 ± 22143 ± 31NS
Mean blood pressure, mm Hg32 ± 938 ± 11NS
Blood glucose, mg %52 ± 26113 ± 88.018
Hypoglycemia (glucose <40 mg%), n (%)6 (43)5 (22)NS
Hematocrit, %48 ± 1143 ± 12NS
Arterial pH7.09 ± 0.187.01 ± 0.22NS
Arterial pco2, mm Hg39 ± 2449 ± 39NS
Arterial po2, mm Hg112 ± 113132 ± 98NS
Arterial base excess19 ± 822 ± 7NS
Seizures, n (%)8 (57)11 (48)NS
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, n (%)8 (57)13 (57)NS
Mortality prior to discharge home, n (%)5 (36)10 (43)NS
  • NS indicates not statistically significant, P > .05.