Table 2 The cumulative event rate of all bradycardias and desaturation events per hour of artifact-free recording time (nā€Š=ā€Š16)
DeviceMedianMinFirst quartileThird quartileMaxp Value*
Variable flow NCPAP2.80.01.57.736.60.023
NIPPV/variable flow NCPAP4.40.40.97.522.90.029
Conventional NCPAP/underwater bubble system5.40.53.09.824.70.756
NIPPV/conventional ventilator6.70.52.116.845.2Reference
  • Max, maximum; Min, minimum; NCPAP, nasal continuous positive airway pressure; NIPPV, nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation.

  • *p Value for the comparison with the conventional ventilator as reference.