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Table 2 Postoperative events

From: Multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing digital and traditional chest drain in a VATS pulmonary lobectomy cohort: interim analysis

  Digital group
(n = 94)
Traditional group
(n = 115)
p value
Total complications, n (%) 17 (18.1) 18 (15.6) 0.999
 Cardio-vascular complications, n (%) 6 (6.4) 6 (5.2) 0.951
 Pulmonary complications, n (%) 7 (7.4) 11 (9.6) 0.767
 Other, n (%) 4 (4.3) 2 (1.7) 0.505
Prolonged air leak, n (%) 1 (1.1) 3 (2.6) 0.999
Chest tube duration, days, mean (SD) 3.4 (1.8) 3.8 (1.8) 0.999
Difference between hospital stay and chest tube duration, days (SD) 1.3 (1.0) 1.4 (1.7) 0.999