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Table 1 Characteristics of patients who underwent UVATS and received the ICC

From: Incorporation of an intercostal catheter into a multimodal analgesic strategy for uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a feasibility study

Variable Value (n = 26)
Age (median and range) 61 (22–86)
Gender (no. of patients)  
 Male 12 (46.2%)
 Female 14 (53.8%)
Smoking history (no. of smokers) 19 (73.1%)
ASAa score (no. of patients)  
 1 2 (7.7%)
 2 21 (80.8%)
 3 3 (11.5%)
 ≥ 4 0 (0.0%)
Number of comorbidities (no. of patients)  
 0 6 (23.1%)
 1 5 (19.2%)
 2 3 (11.6%)
 ≥ 3 12 (46.1%)
Preoperative diagnosis  
 Primary lung cancer 19 (73.1%)
 Secondary metastases 4 (15.4%)
 Tuberculosis 1 (3.8%)
 Cystic bronchiectasis 1 (3.8%)
 Interstitial lung disease 1 (3.8%)
Surgical procedure  
 Wedge resection 4 (15.4%)
 Segmentectomy 6 (23.0%)
 Lobectomy 14 (53.9%)
 Metastasectomy 2 (7.7%)
  1. aASA = American Society of Anaesthesiologists