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Table 4 Treatment and hospital outcomes

From: Tension pneumothorax, is it a really life-threatening condition?

Variable With tension pneumothorax Without tension pneumothorax P value
(n = 60) (n = 310)  
Treatment method     0.020
  O2 supplement   0 (0%) 23 (7.8%)  
  CTD 29 (48.3%) 104 (33.8%)  
  Operation 31 (51.7%) 181 (58.8%)  
Operation method     
  VATS 29 (67.4%) 119 (65.7%)  
  Open thoracotomy 14 (32.6%) 62 (34.3%)  
Preoperative hospital stay     
   6.3 ± 5.1 2.9 ± 2.9 0.001
In operation group (days)     
Postoperative hospital stay    5.2 ± 4.5 0.015
   8.2 ± 6.0   
In operation group (days)     
CTD removal (days)   5.3 ± 7.4 3.9 ± 5.5 0.099
  Operation   3.5 ± 3.0 2.8 ± 3.0 0.209
  No operation   7.5 ± 10.2 6.0 ± 7.9 0.425
Hospital stay (days)   11.6 ± 9.2 8.0 ± 7.5 0.007
  Operation   13.6 ± 10.1 8.1 ± 6.2 0.006
  No operation   9.4 ± 7.8 8.1 ± 9.1 0.459
Hospital mortality 2 (3.3%) 4 (1.3%) 0.252
  1. CTD, chest tube drainage; VATS, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.