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Table 8 Characteristics of patients undergoing pleurectomy (n = 60)

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 = 30) Opioid group (n = 30) p-value
Age (years) 66.1 ± 8.2 59.8 ± 14.3 n.s.
Male gender (%) 90.0 60.0 0.007
Hospital stay (days) 10.8 ± 5.1 13.3 ± 8.4 <0.01
Pre-existing pain therapy (%) 10.0 13.3 n.s.
Dismission with oral opioid (%) 76.7 60.0 n.s.
Opiod dose after dismission (mg) 30.7 ± 15.7 28.9 ± 18.2 n.s
Time to first dejection (days) 3.2 ± 1.1 3.7 ± 3.0 n.s.
EDA duration (days) 4.4 ± 1.4 -  
  1. Data are presented as means ± SD.