Table 1

Baseline assessments

AdrenalineSalineSignificance
(2 sided)
Categorical data frequencies in each treatment group: significance levels assessed by Pearson's χ2 or Fisher's exact test (FET).
Prenebuliser clinical signs in patients of each treatment group: results expressed as mean (95% CI) and assessed by independent samples t test.
Categorical data Frequencies Frequencies χ 2 or (FET)
Age<6 months : >6 months14 : 513 : 60.72 (1)
GenderFemale : male9 : 1011 : 80.52 (0.75)
VirologyRSV (parainfluenza I) : negative12 (1) : 69 (0) : 100.19 (0.33)
Chest x rayNormal : patchy opacities : overinflated4 : 1 : 132 : 7 : 80.44
Clinical signs Mean (95% CI) Mean (95% CI) t test
Heart rateBeats/min145.4 (138 to 153)148.4 (140 to 157)0.841
Respiratory rateBreaths/min55 (51 to 59)54.4 (51 to 58)0.584
Oxygen saturation%94 (93 to 95)94.5 (93 to 96)0.521
RDAI scoreof 17 points10.3 (8 to 12)11.2 (10 to 13)0.435