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Table 3 Postoperative care at ICU

From: Effect of erythropoietin on the incidence of acute kidney injury following complex valvular heart surgery: a double blind, randomized clinical trial of efficacy and safety

Variable Control (number = 49) EPO (number = 49) P value
Crystalloid infused (ml)    
   at ICU POD 0 2795 ± 994 3045 ± 1054 0.231
   at ICU POD 1 2380 ± 695 2261 ± 861 0.452
Colloid infused (ml)    
   at ICU POD 0 280 (100 to 500) 150 (0 to 500) 0.139
   at ICU POD 1 0 (0 to 0) 0 (0 to 0) 0.317
Urine output (ml)    
   at ICU POD 0 2,180 ± 701 2,389 ± 832 0.182
   at ICU POD 1 2,520 ± 722 2,628 ± 537 0.401
pRBCs transfused (ml)    
   at ICU POD 0 223 ± 344 222 ± 601 0.987
   at ICU POD 1 63 ± 182 44 ± 136 0.555
Chest tube drainage (ml)    
   at ICU POD 0 390 (195 to 580) 330 (195 to 595) 0.394
   at ICU POD 1 240 (165 to 375) 270 (180 to 440) 0.153
Patients transfused with pRBCs (number) at POD 0 and 1 16 (33) 23 (47) 0.149
Patients treated with vasopressors (number) at POD 0 and 1 18 (37) 12 (25) 0.188
Patients treated with inotropics (number) at POD 0 and 1 21 (43) 17 (35) 0.407
  1. Values are mean ± SD or median (25th to 75th). ACC, aorta cross clamp; CPB, cardiopulmonary bypass; EPO, erythropoietin; POD, postoperative day; pRBCs, packed red blood cells.