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Evid Based Nurs 5:52 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.2.52
  • Treatment

Prone positioning for acute respiratory failure improved short term oxygenation but not survival

Prone v supine positioning for acute respiratory failure*

Mortality Prone Supine RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
At 10 days 21% 25% 16% (–27 to 44) Not significant
RRI (CI) NNH (CI)
*ICU = intensive care unit. Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.
At ICU discharge 51% 48% 5% (–16 to 32) Not significant
At 6 months 63% 59% 6% (–12 to 28) Not significant

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