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Table 5 Postoperative complications

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

Complications Diprospan group Placebo group Control group P value* P value*?
Pulmonary      
-Bronchospasm 2 3 1   
-Pneumonia 1 1 1   
-Atelectasis 1 0 0   
-Pleural effusion 1 0 2   
-Pneumothorax 0 1 0   
-Respiratory failure 1 1 1   
Total pulmonary 6(20%) 6 (20%) 5 (10%) 0.56 0.02
Nonpulmonary      
Major      
- Wound infection 2 4 0   
- Acute renal failure 1 0 0   
- Stroke 1 2 0   
- Sepsis 0 1 0   
- Re-surgery 1 1 2   
Total major 5 (17%) 8 (26%) 2 (7%) 0.8 0.03
Minor      
- Atrial 11 8 1   
tachyarrhythmias -      
Superficial wound 4 3 4   
   infection      
- Transient oliguria 1 2 3   
- Urinary tract infection 0 1 0   
- Acute gout 0 1 0   
Total minor 16 (53%) 15 (50%) 8 (27%) 0.1 0.01
Total nonpulmonary 21 (70%) 23 (76%) 10 (33%) 0.79 0.01
  1. * Between Diprospan and placebo groups.
  2. ** Between Control and COPD groups.