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Table 4 Univariate analysis of radiographic sternal healing

From: Analysis of sternal healing after median sternotomy in low risk patients at midterm follow-up: retrospective cohort study from two centres

 Healed(N = 29)Unhealed(N = 15)P value
Sternal healing score3.73 ± 0.512.32 ± 0.630.000
Age47.62 ± 12.4558.13 ± 8.680.006
Male17/296/150.241
Weight61.62 ± 10.9261.67 ± 12.400.990
BMI (Kg/m2)22.51 ± 3.2623.47 ± 4.220.40
Diabetes3/290/150.197
Smoking history2/293/150.194
Unilateral internal mammary artery free6/293/150.957
Extracorporeal circulation24/2912/150.822
Off-midline sternotomy3/292/150.77
Sternal closure with titinium plates18/297/150.328
Drainage on the first day456.90 ± 266.15400.33 ± 211.290.479
Total drainage755.34 ± 482.55767.67 ± 494.130.961
Postoperative ventilation time (hour)19.79 ± 9.2418.07 ± 8.380.548
Follow-up time (month)17.55 ± 2.0316.73 ± 2.740.267