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Table 2 Secondary endpoints of the patients treated with or without high-dose corticosteroids before and after group adjustment.

From: The relationship between high-dose corticosteroid treatment and mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome: a retrospective and observational study using a nationwide administrative database in Japan

  Before adjustment After adjustment
High-dose corticosteroid
(n = 927)
Non-high-dose corticosteroid
(n = 1780)
p-value High-dose corticosteroid
(n = 927)
Non-high-dose corticosteroid
(n = 1780)
p-value
Duration of mechanical ventilation use within 28 days (days) 13.3 ± 0.2 12.9 ± 0.2 0.108 13.2 ± 0.3 12.8 ± 0.2 0.330
Duration of intensive-care unit stay within 28 days (days) 3.4 ± 0.2 3.3 ± 0.1 0.863 3.5 ± 0.2 3.3 ± 0.1 0.323
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± standard error. Groups were adjusted using the inverse probability of treatment weighting method