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Table 4 Postoperative clinical variables

From: Pleurotomy with subxyphoid pleural drain affords similar effects to pleural integrity in pulmonary function after off-pump coronary artery bypass graft

Variables Group I (n = 38) Group II (n = 33) p value
Atelectasis, n (%) 9 (23) 7(21) 0.80
Pleural effusion, n (%) 6 (16) 5 (15) 0.47
Pain score * 5.68 ± 1.25 5.54 ± 1.06 0.22
Mechanical ventilation time, hours* 9.84 ± 1.53 9.24 ± 1.20 0.07
Hospital stay, days* 6.57 ± 1.30 6.14 ± 1.34 0.23
  1. * Data are shown as mean ± standard deviation.