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Table 4 Patient characteristics and operation variables

From: Chylothorax after surgery on congenital heart disease in newborns and infants -risk factors and efficacy of MCT-diet

  no chylothorax chylothorax p
Number of patients (%) 256 (92.5%) 26 (7.5%)  
Age (days) 111 ± 5.8 82.4 ± 18.9 n. s.
Weight (kg) 4.8 ± 0.01 3.9 ± 0.28 < 0.05
Height (cm) 58.3 ± 0.5 55.1 ± 1.4 < 0.05
male: female 56 (%): 44 (%) 50 (%): 50 (%) n. s.
Operations on CPB 83 (%) 85 (%) n. s.
CPB duration (min) 129 ± 4.7 242.6 ± 29.6 < 0.05
x-clamp time (min) 61.6 ± 2.7 110.6 ± 15.3 < 0.05
Temperature (°C) 30.6 ± 0.31 28.7 ± 1.04 n. s.
  1. Chylothorax patient are smaller and lighter and have a longer CPB duration and x-clamp time than non-chylothorax patients. Abbr.: n.s = not significant