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Table 2 Intraoperative variables

From: Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere absorbable hemostat use in cardiothoracic surgical procedures

Characteristic Arista® AH (n = 103) Control (n = 137) p-value
Protamine to skin closure (min) 93.4 ± 41 107.6 ± 56 0.02
CPB time (min) 114.3 ± 73 111.3 ± 77 0.76
Arista applied (5 g applications) 2.5 ± 1.7 (range 1–11) N/A --
Intraop EBL (mL) 1719 ± 1209 2024 ± 1503 0.08
Intraop PRBCs (units) 2.9 ± 2.9 2.9 ± 3.2 0.9
Intraop FFP (units) 2.5 ± 3 2.9 ± 2.8 0.28
Intraop platelets (units) 2.2 ± 2.5 2.2 ± 2.9 0.83
  1. PRBC = Packed red blood cells; CPB = cardiopulmonary bypass; EBL = estimated blood loss; FFP = fresh frozen plasma.