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Table 4 Prevalence of postoperative events and complications of surgery among RECON compared with NRD patients after application of IPTW to balance demographic and comorbidity variables

From: Pericardial closure with extracellular matrix scaffold following cardiac surgery associated with a reduction of postoperative complications and 30-day hospital readmissions

Outcome Valve Replacement Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients
NRD (n=42,269) RECON (n=392) Weighted Prevlaence Ratioa 95% Confidence Interval NRD 2014 (n=57,364) RECON (n=866) Weighted Prevalence Ratioa 95% Confidence Interval
Crude n % or SD Crude n % or SD Crude n % or SD Crude n % or SD
Length of hospital stay, mean days (SD) 10.09 9.41 9.53 6.18 1.03 0.93 1.14 8.77 6.12 8.12 5.57 1.05 0.94 1.17
Postoperative atrial fibrillation -- -- 106 27.04 -- -- -- -- -- 125 14.43 -- -- --
Cardiac tamponade 427 1.01 5 1.28 0.87 0.29 2.59 189 0.33 0 0.00 -- -- --
Bleeding 2,213 5.24 10 2.55 0.69 0.35 1.35 1,688 2.94 10 1.15 0.44 0.24 0.83
Pleural effusion 5,484 12.97 12 3.06 0.15 0.07 0.32 4,950 8.63 19 2.19 0.33 0.09 1.21
Pericardial effusion 1,099 2.60 6 1.53 0.32 0.13 0.77 1,245 2.17 2 0.23 0.14 0.05 0.45
  1. aInverse probability of treatment weighted prevalence ratio
  2. Bold: statistically significant