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Table 6 Postoperative outcome

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
Duration of ICU stay (days) 4.0 ± 5.1 3.5 ± 2.8 0.593
Duration of hospital stay (days) 14 (12 to 18) 15 (12 to 18) 0.695
Ventilatory care >48 hours 3 (6) 2 (4) 0.646
Postoperative inotrope use 17 (35) 13 (27) 0.381
Re-intubation 0 (0) 2 (4) 0.495
Re-operation 2 (4) 3 (6) 1.000
Postoperative atrial fibrillation 14 (29) 9 (18) 0.233
Stroke 1 (2) 2 (4) 1.000
Death 1 (2) 0 (0) 1.000
  1. Values are mean ± SD or median (25th to 75th) or number of patients (%). EPO, erythropoietin.