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Table 3 Systemic inflammatory response syndrome evaluation and the peak value of variables during the initial 5 postoperative days

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
SIRS criteria, n (%) 20 (38.5) 13 (32.5) 0.555
 2 17 (32.7) 9 (22.5)  
 3 3 (5.8) 4 (10.0)  
White blood cell, ×109/L 13.01 ± 0.58 10.04 ± 0.61 0.002
Body temperature, °C 37.67 ± 0.08 37.92 ± 0.09 0.040
Heart rate, bpm 89.06 ± 1.21 95.95 ± 1.70 0.001
  1. Bpm beats per minute, DXM dexamethasone group, N-DXM non-dexamethasone group, SIRS systemic inflammatory response syndrome