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Table 2 Characteristics of patients undergoing pneumectomy (n = 46)

From: The impact of epidural analgesia compared to systemic opioid-based analgesia with regard to length of hospital stay and recovery of bowel function: retrospective evaluation of 1555 patients undergoing thoracotomy

  EDA group (n = 32) Opioid group (n = 14) p-value
Age (years) 61.1 ± 13.6 58.1 ± 16.1 n.s.
Male gender (%) 68.8 78.6 n.s.
Hospital stay (days) 13.7 ± 5.8 14.1 ± 5.8 n.s.
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 9.4 14.3 n.s.
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 81.3 57.1 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 29.0 ± 16.3 27.5 ± 18.5 n.s.
Time to first dejection (days) 4.6 ± 2.2 4.4. ± 1.9 n.s
EDA duration (days) 4.7 ± 1.6 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.