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Table 2 Results.

From: Lung sealant and morbidity after pleural decortication: a prospective randomized, blinded study

Variable Sealant Group Control Group p value
Patients (%) with air leak 7 (30%) 18 (78%) 0.012
Total drainage volume (ml): mean ± SD 534 ± 149 873 ± 257 <0.001
Days with drain: median (quartiles) 3 (1.5) 5 (1.4) 0.05 *
Postoperative hospitalization (days): median (quartiles) 4 (4.5) 4.5 (4.7) 0.121 *
Postoperative leukocyte level (103 g/l) ± SD 10.9 ± 3.2 10.7 ± 3.1 0.95
Postoperative C-reactive protein level (g/l) ± SD 11.3 ± 2.3 10.9 ± 1.7 0.97
  1. SD, standard deviation.
  2. * Data was not normally distributed and was analyzed by non-parametric statistics (Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U-test; exact significance shown)