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Table 2 Outcomes of pleural empyema patients with and without lung abscess

From: Lung abscess predicts the surgical outcome in patients with pleural empyema

  Lung abscess
(N = 22)
Non-lung abscess
(N = 237)
P-value
Intensive care unit admission 14(64%) 95(40%) P = 0.032*
Length of hospital stay (days) 24.9 ± 32.8 24.8 ± 16.6 P = 0.992
Post-operation length of hospital stay (days) 17.3 ± 28.9 17.5 ± 11.0 P = 0.978
Mortality 5(23%) 14(6%) P = 0.004*
  1. 1. Values are medians ± standard error for continuous variables or # cases (%) for categorical variables.
  2. 2. P-values from Mann-Whitney U test (continuous variables) or Fisher exact test (categorical variables).