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Table 5 Comparison of current study with previous retrospective comparative studies

From: Outcomes from cardiac surgery in Jehovah’s witness patients: experience over twenty-one years

  Marinakis (n = 31 JhWs vs. 62 CG patients) El Azab [5] (n = 123 JhWs vs. 4219 CG patients) Stamou [7] (n = 49 JhWs vs. 196 transfused patients) Bhaskar [6] (n = 49 JhWs vs. 196 transfused patients) Pattakos [4] (n = 322 JhWs vs. 322 transfused patients)
Isolated CABG 15 (48 %) 112 (91 %) 38 (78 %) 25 (51 %) 209 (65 %)
Combined surgery 7 (22.6 %) 10 (8.1) 2 (4 %) 11 (22.4 %) 16 (5 %)
Reoperation 3 (9.7 %) - 0 - -
ICU LOS 4.3 ± 3.9 (p = 0.08) 2.3 ± 3.2 (p = 0.16) 1.5 ± 1.3 (p = 0.22) 1 ± 0.4 (p = 0.81) 1 (50 % perc) (p = 0.001)
In-hospital mortality 1 (3 %) (p = 0.55) 3 (2.7 %) (p = 0.59) 3 (6 %) (p = 0.63) 1 (2 %) (p = 0.52) 10 (3 %) (p = 0.40)
Postoperative infarct 0 (p = 1.00) 2 (1.8 %) (p = 0.02) 0 (p = 0.62) 0 (p = 0.62) 1 (0.3) (p = 0.01)
  1. JhWs Jehovah’s witnesses, CABG coronary artery bypass graft, ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay, perc percentiles