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Table 2 Comparison of outcomes between the two groups

From: Efficacy of an absorbable polyglycolic acid patch in surgery for pneumothorax due to silicosis

  PGA group
(n = 24)
Control group
(n = 32)
P
incidence of air leakage 58.3%(14/24) 93.8% (30/32) 0.01
chest drainage(day) 5.04 ± 1.12 8.19 ± 1.60 0.00
hospital stay(day) 8.33 ± 1.34 11.56 ± 1.50 0.00
relapse rate 4%(1/24) 25%(8/32) 0.036
  1. PGA: polyglycolic acid