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Table 2 Vein Harvest Intraoperative Variables by Patient Group*

From: Prospective randomized study comparing the Teleflex Medical SaphLITE Retractor to the Ethicon CardioVations Clearglide Endoscopic System

Variables SaphLITE (n = 100) Clearglide (n = 100) p Value
Number of incisions performed 3.6 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 0.8 0.001
Total incision length (cm) 12.9 ± 5.6 9.0 ± 9.1 0.001
Length of saphenous vein harvested (cm) 38.5 ± 12.9 43.5 ± 13.6 0.010
Total saphenous vein harvest time (min) 47.6 ± 17.2 41.8 ± 16.8 0.014
Number of saphenous veins repaired 0.8 ± 1.1 1.1 ± 1.2 0.084
  1. * Values given as mean ± SD.