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Table 5 Characteristics of patients undergoing segmental resection (n = 213)

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 = 113) Opioid group (n = 100) p-value
Age (years) 63.1 ± 11.6 62.5 ± 12.4 n.s.
Male gender (%) 56.6 51.0 n.s.
Hospital stay (days) 9.6 ± 4.4 8.9 ± 4.0 n.s.
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 11.5 15.0 n.s.
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 84.1 82.0 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 28.8 ± 15.3 27.2 ± 14.7 n.s.
Time to first dejection (days) 3.5 ± 1.6 3.6 ± 1.9 n.s.
EDA duration (days) 4.3 ± 1.3 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.