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Table 4 Physiotherapy in PPC compared to non-PPC group

From: Risk factors and short-term outcomes of postoperative pulmonary complications after VATS lobectomy

Physiotherapy PPC
(n = 21)
Non-PPC
(n = 264)
p value
Need for Physiotherapy 21 (100%) 128 (48.9%) 0.002
On-call Physiotherapy (out of hours) 7 (33.3%) 4 (1.5%) < 0.001
Number of contacts median (IQR) 10 (12) 3 (3) < 0.001
Therapy time in minutes median (IQR) 220 (283) 70 (59) < 0.001
Specific pulmonary interventions 16 (76.2%) 58 (22%) < 0.001
  1. POD1, postoperative day 1