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Table 2 Unadjusted and adjusted comparison of ICU length of stay comparing dexmedetomidine use to benzodiazepine treatment alone

From: Association between dexmedetomidine use for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and intensive care unit length of stay

  Unadjusted (univariate) model Adjusted model**
Ratio* 95% confidence interval p value Ratio* 95% confidence interval p value
Dexmedetomidine plus benzodiazepine 2.18 1.83, 2.60 < 0.0001 2.14 1.78, 2.57 < 0.0001
  1. *Relative mean number of ICU LOS hours: dexmedetomidine plus benzodiazepine to benzodiazepine alone group
  2. **Adjusted for age, gender, BMI, alcohol withdrawal severity (based on admission CIWA), and pre-ICU length of stay