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Table 3 Clinical outcomes for HME vs. EH

From: Heat and moisture exchanger use reduces in-hospital complications following total laryngectomy: a case–control study

Variable Mean HME Mean EH P Value
Days in Hospital 17.5 (SD = 12.90) 22.11 (SD = 20.56) 0.418
Days in ICU 1.53 (SD = 1.28) 1.67 (SD = 2.79) 0.848
Suctioning Per Day 2.47 (SD = 1.07) 2.30 (SD = 0.94) 0.572
Frequency of Stoma Care (times cleaned per day) 2.34 (SD = 0.63) 2.30 (SD = 0.51) 0.781
Days Requiring Suction 9.81 (SD = 5.05) 10.09 (SD = 8.30) 0.902
Days of PT 1.75 (SD = 0.31) 3.20 (SD = 0.59) 0.034