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Table 2 Perioperative characteristics of the patients (vein-first versus artery-first)

From: Vein-first versus artery-first ligation procedure for lung cancer surgery: An updated review

References Study design No. of patients Operation time, min Blood loss, mL Total complications, n(%) Postoperative hospital stay, d
Kozak [10] Single-center RCT 170/215 Similar, p > 0.05 Similar, p > 0.05 Similar, p > 0.05 Similar, p > 0.05
Bai [11] Single-center RCT 45/45 (187.9 ± 28.9) vs. (177.2 ± 27.3), p > 0.05 (158.3 ± 22.6) vs. (105.8 ± 21.9), p < 0.05 13(28.9) vs. 15(33.3), p > 0.05 (9.8 ± 1.5) vs. (9.3 ± 1.3), p > 0.05
Refaely [12] Retrospective 133/146 NR NR Similar, p > 0.05 (8.9 ± 4.9) vs. (9.5 ± 5.0), p > 0.05
Li [13] Retrospective 174/93 (186.2 ± 53.6) vs. (167.0 ± 45.2), p > 0.05 (148.3 ± 142.9) vs. (105.1 ± 97.5), p < 0.05 44 (25.3) vs. 23 (24.7), p > 0.05 (9.5 ± 9.9) vs. (8.0 ± 4.0), p > 0.05
Sumitomo [5] Retrospective 104/83 (227.5 ± 60.2) vs. (222.5 ± 47.2), p > 0.05 (101.9 ± 148.6) vs. (125.6 ± 123.8), p > 0.05 NR NR
He [14] Retrospective 33/27 NR NR NR NR
Wei [4] Retrospective PSM 210/210 119 (100–150) vs. 123 (110–155), p > 0.05 50 (20–55) vs. 50 (20–95), p > 0.05 5 (13.2) vs. 5 (12.5), p > 0.05 6 (5–8) vs. 6 (5–7), p > 0.05
  1. RCT, randomized controlled trial; NSCLC, PSM, propensity-score matched analysis; NR, not reported