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Table 1 Description of baseline characteristics between patients undergoing clamping of the aorta vs. common femoral artery

From: Hypoxia-induced inflammation and purinergic signaling in cross clamping the human aorta

  Aorta (n = 6) Femoral (n = 6) P value
A (Baseline characteristics)
 Gender (F/M %) 50/50 % 33/67 % NS*
 Age (years) 64.5 (61–71) 72.5 (64–77) NS**
 Hypertension 67 % 67 % NS*
 Coronary artery disease 33 % 50 % NS*
 Dyslipidemia 17 % 17 % NS*
 COPD 33 % 33 % NS*
 Diabetes 17 % 17 % NS*
 Renal insufficiency 17 % 33 % NS*
 Systolic BP (mmHg) 160 (146–174) 148 (133–152) NS**
 Creatine (μmol/L) 78 (61–101) 92 (68–136) NS**
 CRP (mg/L) 8 (3–19) 8 (3–18) NS**
B (Procedure related variables)
 Procedure time (min) 213 (148–233) 150 (103–218) NS**
 Clamping time (min) 75 (45–98) 78 (38–135) NS**
 Blood loss (mL) 1025 (500–2890) 250 (88–1425) NS**
 Amount of saline transfusion between sampling (mL) 6250 (4575–8800) 2975 (2575–5100) 0.03**
 Time from clamping to second sample (h) 29 (22–38) 21 (20–28) NS**
  1. Prevalence presented as percentage and numerical values as median and inter-quartile range (IQR). Difference between groups calculated using the * Chi square test and ** Mann–Whitney U test