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Table 3 Postoperative bleeding and transfusions

From: Combination use of platelets and recombinant activated factor VII for increased hemostasis during acute type a dissection operations

Variable Control (n = 46) rFVII + Platelet (n = 25) pValue
1-hour chest tube drainage (ml) 63.6 ± 29.7 52.5 ± 31.5 0.204
6-hour chest tube drainage (ml) 229.5 ± 150.1 157.5 ± 94.2 0.227
12-hour chest tube drainage (ml) 336.3 ± 189.1 242.3 ± 132.1 0.179
Transfusions: postoperative day 0    
Red blood cell (units) 3(2-4) 2(0-4) 0.145
Fresh frozen plasma (ml) 600(300-820) 350(0-800) 0.171
Platelet concentrate (units) 1(0-1) 0 0.020
Cryoprecipitate (units) 0 0 0.180
Transfusions: Total postoperative    
Red blood cell (units) 3(2-5.5) 2(0-4) 0.246
Fresh frozen plasma (ml) 700(500-1400) 650(400-1500) 0.168
Platelet concentrate (units) 1(0-1) 0 P < 0.001
Cryoprecipitate (units) 0 0 0.180
  1. Values are expressed as average (standard deviation) or median (interquartile range).