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Table 6 Characteristics of patients undergoing wedge excision, metastasectomy, bullectomy, and tumor extirpation (n = 459)

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 = 206) Opioid group (n = 253) p-value
Age (years) 58.7 ± 13.3 58.9 ± 15.1 n.s.
Male gender (%) 61.2 60.1 n.s.
Hospital stay (days) 8.4 ± 4.0 7.8 ± 3.9 0.09
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 6.8 11.9 0.08
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 86.4 84.6 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 32.4 ± 14.5 27.8 ± 14.8 0.002
Time to first dejection (days) 3.4 ± 1.6 3.4 ± 1.5 n.s.
EDA duration (days) 4.1 ± 1.3 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.