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Table 3 Comparison of blood loss and RBC transfusions in cPOTTS and conventional groups

From: Evaluation of a novel Cardiac Peri-Operative Transfusion Trigger Scoring system in patients with coronary artery disease

Variables cPOTTS group n = 254 Traditional group n = 246 p value
Intraoperative blood loss (ml), mean ± SD 395.77 ± 367.68 476.30 ± 385.20 0.017
RBC transfusion, n (%) 68 (26.8) 134 (54.5) < 0.001
Total RBC transfusion (U)
 Median (Q1, Q3) 3 (2, 4) 3 (2, 5) 0.337
Distribution-no. of patient (%)    < 0.001
 0-Units 186 (73.2%) 112 (45.5%) < 0.001
 1-Units 3 (1.2%) 6 (2.5%) 0.471
 2-Units 23 (9.1%) 49 (19.9%) < 0.001
 3-Units 22 (8.7%) 50 (20.4%) < 0.001
 4-Units 10 (3.8%) 17 (6.9%) 0.141
 5 ≥ Units 10 (4%) 12 (4.8%) 0.608
Other transfusion
 Plasma 61 (24%) 89 (36.2%) 0.003
 Platelets 0 1 (0.4%) NA
 Cryoprecipitate 0 2 (0.8%) NA
  1. Bold indicates statistically significant difference
  2. cPOTTS Cardiac Peri-Operative Transfusion Trigger score, RBCs red blood cells