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Table 3 Operative and postoperative details in HBO2 and control group

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

  HBO2 Control p
Total debridement operation time (minutes) 437 ± 81.4 355 ± 82.9 0.873
Average debridement operation time (minutes) 94 ± 21.6 98.6 ± 16 0.522
Total debridement frequency 5.5 ± 1.5 3.8 ± 1.0 0.326
APACHE II score 19.7 ± 7.7 18.7 ± 3.7 0.749
Duration in ICU (days) 8.7 ± 2.7 48.8 ± 10.5 0.004
Duration with MV use (days) 4 ± 1.5 34.8 ± 8.3 0.008
Duration with NIV use (days) 4 ± 1.9 22.3 ± 6.2 0.015
HBO2 frequency 21.3 ± 2.5 0 <0.001
Hospital admission frequency 2.8 ± 0.4 2 ± 0.2 0.127
Total hospital length of stay (days) 151 ± 21 138 ± 37 0.757
  1. MV: invasive mechanical ventilation
  2. NI: non-invasive mechanical ventilation
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