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Table 7 Characteristics of patients undergoing LVR - lung volume reduction - (n = 21)

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 = 12) Opioid group (n = 9) p-value
Age (years) 61.3 ± 9.2 56.7 ± 5.5 n.s.
Male gender (%) 50.0 33.3 n.s.
Hospital stay (days) 14.9 ± 5.6 15.8 ± 5.1 n.s.
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 8.3 22.2 n.s.
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 83.3 88.9 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 28.5 ± 18.1 18.1 ± 10.3 n.s.
Time to first dejection (days) 4.6 ± 2.1 5.8 ± 2.6 n.s.
EDA duration (days) 4.5 ± 1.1 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.