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Table 2 Comparison of the two groups by postoperative variables

From: Hydroxyethyl starch 6%, 130/0.4 vs. a balanced crystalloid solution in cardiopulmonary bypass priming: a randomized, prospective study

  Isolyte-M® group Voluven® 6% group  
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p value*
ICU intubation time, hours 10.38 ± 9.04 9.38 ± 2.64 0.290
Length Of Stay    
ICU, hours 47.93 ± 12.01 45.25 ± 5.86 0.046
Postoperative, days 6.14 ± 2.55 5.47 ± 1.20 0.019
Drainage tubes removed, hours 36.36 ± 10.39 36.12 ± 13.32 0.886
Total amount of drainage, ml 741.75 ± 448.58 680.30 ± 332.92 0.273
Number of FFP used 1.05 ± 1.32 1.02 ± 1.40 0.877
Number of packed RBC used 1.82 ± 1.65 1.63 ± 1.50 0.397
Number of PC used 0.61 ± 1.92 0.15 ± 0.98 0.035
  n:% n:% p value**
Postoperative exploration for hemorrhage 2 5 0.445
Postoperative AF 15 19 0.451***
Renal Dysfunctiona 6 9 0.421
Postoperative Stroke 1 1 1.000
  1. *Independent samples t-test.
  2. ** Fisher’s exact test.
  3. ***chi-square test.
  4. adefined when peak creatinine value was 1.5 or greater times the preoperative value.
  5. ICU: intensive care unit, FFP: fresh frozen plasma.
  6. RBC: red blood cell, PC: platelet concentrate.
  7. AF: atrial fibrillation.