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Table 3 Characteristics of patients undergoing bilobectomy (n = 28)

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 = 18) Opioid group (n = 10) p-value
Age (years) 59.6 ± 16.7 53.6 ± 11.8 n.s.
Male gender (%) 61.1 50.0 n.s.
Hospital stay (days) 10.8 ± 3.5 9.1 ± 2.4 n.s.
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 100 30 0.04
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 72.2 90.0 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 24.2 ± 12.6 32.2 ± 16.2 n.s.
Time to first dejection (days) 4.1 ± 1.6 4.6 ± 1.7 n.s.
EDA duration (days) 4.9 ± 1.4 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.