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Table 4 Comparisons for patients with dependency in ADL 6 months after EC

From: Quality of life after carotid endarterectomy

  ADL Dependency  
Variable No (n = 15) Yes (n = 28) P
Age, median 67 70 0.365b
Gender, n(%)    0.231a
   Female 2 (13) 8 (29)  
   Male 13 (87) 20 (71)  
BMI, median 25.7 25.7 0.908b
Duration of anesthesia (min.), median 150 180 0.057a
T ype of anesthesia, n(%)    0.239a
   General 4 (27) 12 (43)  
   Local 11 (73) 16 (57)  
High-risk patients, n (%) 2 (13) 6 (21) 0.417a
Temperature at admission 35.6 36.0 0.474b
Troponin I at admission 0.001 0.002 0.178b
Hypertension, n(%) 14 (93) 27 (96) 0.581a
Hyperlipidemia, n(%) 12 (80) 24 (86) 0.468a
Ischemic heart disease, n(%) 7 (47) 21 (75) 0.065a
Congestive heart disease 0 3 (11) 0.265a
Cerebrovascular disease 5 (33) 14 (50) 0.235a
Insulin therapy for diabetes 1 (7) 0 0.349a
Preoperative serum creatinine > 2 mg/dl 0 1 (4) 0.651a
RCRI score, median 1.0 1.5 0.017b
SAPS II, median 15.0 17.0 0.239b
APACHE II, median 7.0 7.0 0.301b
Length of PACU stay (hours), median 19.0 20.0 0.768b
Length of Hospital stay (days), median 5.0 5.0 0.326b
  1. a Pearson χ2. b Mann-Whitney test.
  2. There were no significant differences after controlling for multiple comparisons
  3. BMI, Body mass index; RCRI, Revised Cardiac Risk Index; SAPS II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; PACU, Post Anesthesia Care Unit;