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Table 3 Application of PleuraSeal™ sealant

From: Initial experience with a synthetic sealant PleuraSeal™ after pulmonary resections: a prospective study with retrospective case matched controls

Variablea PleuraSeal™ Group Control Group p-valueb
  20 20  
Adjusted air leaks
Total # of air leaks 31 28 NA
Initial # of air leaks/patient 1.6 (0.7) 1.6 (0.5) 1.00
# of air leaks/patient after additional treatment 1.6 (0.6) 1.4 (0.5) 0.39
Initial grade of air leaks/patient 1.3 (0.6) 1.4 (0.5) 0.77
Grade of air leaks/patient after additional treatment 1.2 (0.4) 1.1 (0.2) 0.24
PleuraSeal™ application 20 - NA
Volume of sealant (ml)c 2.8 (1.0) - -
Duration (s)c 43.0 (17.7) - -
Second application (n) 1 (5%) - -
Micromyst applicator 20 (100%) - -
Air leak locations NA
Staple lines 7 (23%) - -
Suture lines 2 (6%) - -
Interfissure area 16 (52%) - -
Adhesiolysis 2 (6%) - -
Other manipulation 4 (13%) - -
  1. aNumbers in percentage were rounded up were indicated.
  2. bContinuous variables were compared between groups by Students' T-test. Categoric variables were assessed by two-tailed Pearson's Chi square test.
  3. cData shown as mean with standard deviation (SD), # number of air leaks.