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Table 1 Demographics of all patients

From: Postoperative glucocorticoid enhances recovery after endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience

Variables DXM (n = 52) N-DXM (n = 40) P
Demographic characteristics
 Age of onset, years 58.48 ± 1.85 58.74 ± 1.82 0.921
 Male, n (%) 42 (80.8) 33 (82.5) 0.832
 Body mass index, Kg/m2 24.17 ± 0.59 24.43 ± 0.81 0.806
 Mean arterial pressure, mmHg 105.76 ± 1.99 102.76 ± 3.11 0.397
Medical history
 Smoking, n (%) 20 (38.5) 8 (20.0) 0.056
 Cerebral disease, n (%) 2 (3.8) 4 (10.0) 0.236
 Coronary artery disease, n (%) 4 (7.7) 2 (5.0) 0.604
 Type II diabetes, n (%) 1 (1.9) 4 (10.0) 0.090
 Hypertension class, n (%)    0.981
  1 4 (7.7) 4 (10.0)  
  2 9 (17.3) 7 (17.5)  
  3 29 (55.8) 22 (55.0)  
 ASA class, n (%)    0.968
  I 2 (3.8) 1 (2.5)  
  II 32 (61.6) 26 (65.0)  
  III 17 (32.7) 12 (30.0)  
  IV 1 (1.9) 1 (2.5)  
  1. DXM dexamethasone group, N-DXM non-dexamethasone group