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Table 4 Operative and postoperative course

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 (n = 30) Placebo group (n = 30) Control group (n = 30) P value*
Pulmonary complications, (%) pts. 20 20 10 NS
Nonpulmonary complications, (%) pts. 70 76 33 NS
LOS-ICU, hr (median) 93 132 34 NS
ICU<24 hours, n 19 1 3 <0.001
ICU>48 hours, n 2 8 10 0.03
Mechanical ventilation, hours (median) 55 80 32 NS
LOS-hospital, days (median) 11 13 8 0.013
Chest tube time, days (median) 3 2 2 NS
Time to sitting, days (median) 2 2 2 NS
Time to walking, days (median) 3 3 3 NS
  1. ICU = Intensive Care Unit; LOS = length of stay
  2. *Between Diprospan and placebo groups.