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Table 1 Characteristiscs of patients in HBO2 and control group

From: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunctive treatment for sternal infection and osteomyelitis after sternotomy and cardiothoracic surgery

  HBO2(n = 6) Control(n = 6) p
Age, years 54.7 ± 7.4 63.3 + 5.5 0.267
Female 1(%17) 2(%34) 0.500
Smoke 3(%50) 3(%50) 0.716
Body mass index (kg/m2) 24.7+1.5 24.7+1.5 0.749
Coronary artery disease 3(%50) 3(%83) 0.273
Hypertension 3(%50) 3(%50) 0.716
Atrial fibrillation 1(%17) 1(%17) 0.773
Myocardial infarction history 1(%17) 4(%67) 0.121
Hyperlipidemia 1(%17) 2(%34) 0.500
Congestive heart failure 0 2(%34) 0.227
COPD 1(%17) 1(%17) 0.773
Myasthenia gravis 2(%34) 0 0.227
Diabetes mellitus 1(%17) 3(%50) 0.333
Chronic renal insufficiency 0 1(%17) 0.600
Uremia 1(%17) 1(%17) 0.773
  1. Body mass index: the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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