Table 2

Clinical outcomes: median (IQR) or number (%)

Treatment group
Morphine (n=44)Diamorphine (n=44)
Duration of infusion (h)39  (21–67)25  (18–67)p=0.38
Days ventilated4 (3–11)4 (2.5–9)p=0.56
IVH (all grades)15 (34%)23 (52%)p=0.09
Parenchymal brain lesions8 (18%)5 (11%)p=0.37
Air leak5 (11%)4 (9%)p=0.73
Patent ductus arteriosus9 (20%)12 (27%)p=0.45
O2 required at 28 days16 (36%)15 (34%)p=0.82
Death (up to 28 days)7 (16%)6 (14%)p=0.76
  • (IQR = interquartile range)