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Table 2 Comparison of outcomes between DATT ≤ 1 and DATT > 1 groups

From: The optimal duration of anti-tuberculous therapy before pericardiectomy in constrictive tuberculous pericarditis

Variables DATT ≤ 1.05 group (N = 24) DATT > 1.05 group (N = 69) P value
Operative duration, min 243 (157–375) 245 (115–400) 0.865
Blood loss, mL 100 (40–300) 200 (50–800) 0.120
Postoperative complications 19 (79.2%) 16 (23.2%) < 0.001
Postoperative ICU stay, days 3.5 (0–8) 2 (0–11) 0.023
Duration of chest drainage, days 16.5 (5–32) 10 (4–52) 0.002
Postoperative hospital stay, days 22 (7–48) 15 (9–60) 0.001
Mortality within 30 days 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) /
Postoperative duration of ATT, months 10 (3–18) 12 (0–30) 0.292
  1. Values presented as median (range) for continuous variables and N (percentage) for categorical variables
  2. DATT the duration of anti-tuberculous therapy before pericardiectomy (months), ICU intensive care unit, ATT anti-tuberculous therapy