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Table 3 Operative data

From: Morbidity associated with systemic corticosteroid preparation for coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a case control study

  Diprospan group Placebo group Control group P value*
Duration of surgery, hr (mean ± SD) 5.2 ± 0.97 5.1 ± 1.1 4.75 ± 0.8 NS
Duration of bypass, hr (mean ± SD) 1.7 ± 0.5 1.8 ± 0.7 1.6 ± 0.4 NS
No. of grafts (mean ± SD) 3.1 ± 0.8 3.1 ± 0.9 2.9 ± 0.8 NS
No. of LIMA bypasses 24 23 28 NS
  1. LIMA- left internal mammary artery
  2. *Between diprospan and placebo groups